Three back in the dock for N3 cop killing case

2015-05-12 05:49

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Johannesburg - The three men accused of shooting dead two police officers and injuring a third on the N3 highway were expected back at the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Vika Nzama, Sandile Nyathekazi and Nhlanhleni Nzama face several charges including two counts of murder and a single one of attempted murder.

The group was alleged to have been part of a four-man gang which opened fire on three police officers patrolling the N3 highway in March.

The officers had stopped their vehicle close to the Modderfontein off-ramp.

Two of the officers, Constable Mthokoziseni Myeza and Maisha Mafokoane, were killed in the incident.

A third officer, Steven Mafanelo, was injured.

Mafanelo was alleged to have shot and killed one of the gang members.

The man, a Zimbabwean national, died after several days in hospital.

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