Second video emerges of suspect shot at by cops

2015-11-05 09:17


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Johannesburg - Gauteng police say they are investigating a second video of a suspected robber who was shot by police in Dlamini, Soweto, at the weekend.

"The man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to his arm and was charged with possession of stolen property," spokesperson Noxolo Kweza said.

The incident happened during the early hours of Saturday morning. Police were allegedly chasing the man, who had allegedly hijacked and shot someone, from Bertrams, in central Johannesburg, to Soweto.

Kweza said the man's family had opened a case and that the docket was handed over to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba appointed a team to investigate the matter, Kweza said.

The video recording had not yet been seen by News24.

The incident comes days after four police officers linked to the killing of a suspected criminal in cold blood were arrested and charged with murder in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, on Monday.

- Read more: Eyewitness tells of Krugersdorp 'execution'

The officers, three men and a woman, allegedly shot and killed Khulekani Mpanza on October 19.

The Sunday Times reported at the weekend it had closed circuit television (CCTV) footage of Mpanza being shot in the arm while running away after he allegedly fired shots at a police van.

He drops his firearm and falls on the pavement where a policeman allegedly shoots him. Another policeman allegedly approaches Mpanza and kicks him.

Then another shot - apparently to the head - is fired and he is dead.

The four have since been handed notices of intention to suspend them.

- 'Execution' cops feel hurt about their treatment - union

Read more on:    police  |  johannesburg  |  police brutality  |  crime

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