Policeman stabbed in Vereeniging court

2012-01-30 22:45

Johannesburg - A policeman was stabbed in the neck with a homemade knife when a murder suspect tried to escape from the Vereeniging Regional Court on Monday, police said.

"The victim screamed for help saying: 'Escape, stop that guy', repeatedly," said Captain Shado Mashobane. Other policemen came to his aid after the attack in the court holding cells.

Mashobane said the policeman was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition.

The 27-year-old suspect was caught before he could escape.

He already had 11 cases against him and was due to appear in court on Monday for a murder in Orange Farm.

He now faced the added charges of attempted murder and attempted escape from lawful custody, said Mashobane.

  • Sean - 2012-01-30 23:11

    Hang him !!

      Boer - 2012-01-31 02:43

      How is it possible that criminals can enter any court with a weapon? Jeeeezzz dont they have metal detectors before you enter the court-house like anywhere else in the world.? Can we say backwards or third world idiots. Ag no man it just sounds more and more pathetic everyday in ASGATLAAGTE.

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-01-30 23:41

    Give him a 'guilty until proven guilty on all charges' type of trial.

  • Ken - 2012-01-31 06:44

    Once again the cops are not doing their jobs properly.

      J-Man - 2012-01-31 07:36

      Well one got stabbed and they did catch him this time....

      Ian - 2012-01-31 13:20

      How did you come to that conclusion? From what I read above it sounds like they putting their lives on the line.....

  • Thabang Knox Lenono - 2012-01-31 07:28

    lmao...tell me why we still need to trial this guy again...the funny thing is; he'll probably plead not guilty to the latter charges

  • Justin - 2012-01-31 09:20

    i just honestly think we need to bring the death penaulty back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • esme.collins1 - 2012-01-31 11:36

    Why are dangerous criminals not shackled from the time they leave their cells [or holding cell] until they are returned? I mean properly....hands behind back, ankles together, then together from wrists to ankles. You can't do much like that nos, can you!

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