Sapu welcomes cop murder arrests

2013-07-01 21:18

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Johannesburg - The SA Police Union (Sapu) welcomed the arrests of two more men in connection with the murder of Johannesburg cluster command Major General Thirani Maswanganyi.

"Initially it was two and now the total is four. This is a commendable job as Major General Maswanganyi was only buried last week Thursday," Sapu General Secretary Oscar Skommere said in a statement on Monday.

Skommere said the arrests brought comfort to the policeman's family and colleagues.

"We take our hats off for the team of detectives who worked around the clock in bringing the culprits to book."

Sapu called on the court not to give the four men bail.

"We would like to avoid a situation where investigating officers are killed in cold blood as well."

On 17 June, Maswanganyi was found dead in a field near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, with his hands and feet tied.

A police patrol had found his Isuzu bakkie abandoned next to the R101. A police uniform and police identification card were in the bakkie, which prompted the search for him.

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