Two policemen jailed for 15 years

2013-07-19 10:37

Durban - Two KwaZulu-Natal policemen were jailed for 15 years each for murder by the Richards Bay Regional Court, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Friday.

Freeman Masikane and Bhekuyise Dladla of the Hluhluwe uniform branch were sentenced on Tuesday, spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.

The officers lied about the events that led to the death of a man during a chase. On 16 September 2009 the officers claimed to have received a report of a stolen vehicle.

They gave chase and claimed that the driver, Sandile Dube, 22, refused to stop.

"The members fired shots directed at the driver."

The car veered off the road and overturned, flinging Dube and his passenger out.

"The police alleged that the driver died as a result of the accident. The Ipid took over the investigation and after investigation found that the police's version was not true," he said.

  • Ray Bar - 2013-07-19 10:44

    And today's headline: "You wouldn't believe what just happened...the end" News24, can you please provide a little more detail. What were the officer's version of the story?

  • Euphoric Bliss J - 2013-07-19 10:58

    Yeah... what's the police version of the story?

  • EJ Moropane - 2013-07-19 11:00

    N24 stop giving us half done news, its either u give us everythng or nothing. What is the version that is not true that da cops gave? Get off yo a#s give us complete news, even "daily sun" is doing better than this.

  • Siyabonga Biyela - 2013-07-19 11:01

    I know we want the news fresh like that, but this article is downright dumb

  • Dylan C Bossenger - 2013-07-19 11:17


  • Dylan C Bossenger - 2013-07-19 11:18

    the N24 news room are lazy

  • Siamthanda Sia Njikelana Toto - 2013-07-19 11:18

    Ey n24 you playing with us why do u give half news than the hole story of what happened

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-07-19 11:23

    This is our Great and Wonderful defenders of law and order, the S.A.P.S............WE ARE DOOMED!!!!

  • Ralekgole Oriel Snr - 2013-07-19 11:23

    then nextweek mido's killers should follow "modimolle monster",

  • Cuthbert Murwisi - 2013-07-19 11:36

    The writer or editor of this story are either lazy or just stupid.

  • Cindy Van Aswegen - 2013-07-19 11:43

    i guess Freeman Masikane is not so free after all......

  • Alvin C Freeks - 2013-07-19 11:44

    We can now belief that the cops is being jailed because there version was not right. So can you give us the correct version of the event!! Murder is a strong word!

  • Nick Nortje - 2013-07-19 11:47

    Great article!! My 2 year old could have done a better job.

  • Nemukumbini Shonza - 2013-07-19 11:55

    Oh its a police story again!! I bet here in SA most Prison are full of ex Police man........ Killing , Raping, Assault, Fraud and the list go on.....

  • Sipho Mnguni - 2013-07-19 12:24

    Good riddance to bad rubbish tarnishing the good name of some of us who knows what policeman entails. May they rot in jail. Move to jail, move direct to jail.

  • Kishen Maharaj - 2013-07-19 12:25

    Give them some zimmerman justice

  • Agzo Lege Lekareng Mafogzo - 2013-07-19 12:29

    South african police prblm ba phapha maan,,and gabana megwa shi**t go 2 hell blecksem

  • Riaan Grobbelaar - 2013-07-19 13:13

    Wow thanks . Im risking my life everyday when I work to protect and keep drugs of the streets . I have NEVER taken n bribe or been corrupt . So think before you make a comment like that

  • Unathi Mzinzili - 2013-07-19 13:59

    Will we ever be able to trust the police? Not me. Why didn't they call for a road block if the driver refused to stop, was the driver shooting at the cops?

  • Thembi Maureen - 2013-07-19 15:23

    Be strong cc okwenzekile only God knws nami bafowethu nibe strong nibekezele uNkulunkulu unani kukho konke sizonibeka emkhulekweni nani nikhuleke siyazwelana nani

  • Sam Radebe - 2013-07-19 15:50

    the officers version of the story was that Dube died because of the accident, but he died because he was shot, not because he was flung out of the car. -____-

  • Andre Jansen Van Vuuren - 2013-07-19 18:08

    Why 15 years? Should been LIFE!

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-07-20 08:46

    Generalize much Israel? Both my brother-in-laws are policeman and every day they walk the streets protecting YOU. Remind me again who are the people you call first if there is an intruder in your house? I'm sorry, although there most certainly are bad apples, it is not cool to shave all of the SAPS under the same comb. We had a breaking at our house a month or so ago, and the service we received was nothing short of brilliant. Every single SAPS member who showed up, at our house's attitude towards us and our situation, was beyond excellent!! So please, let's not hang all the SAPS members out to dry, based on the actions of a select few @rseholes.

  • J Tham Mcthebz - 2013-07-20 09:14

    Thee ex.officer ya'll shoutout.goin' jaila yea fellas..thee murderers..15yrs aint a sh*t

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