Ipid awaiting outcome of post mortem after Hout Bay protester dies

2017-07-05 19:34
Hout Bay protests. (Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has said it is awaiting the outcome of a post mortem to determine whether it would be probing the death of a man involved in the Hout Bay protests.

Songezo Ndude reportedly died in Groote Schuur Hospital on Tuesday. 

He was shot on Monday morning and was initially treated at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg.

It was unclear who had shot him, and the unrest led to paramedics having difficulty getting to the scene. 

Western Cape Health Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, Robert Daniels, said they were only able to arrive within 30 minutes.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said on Wednesday the directorate was awaiting the outcome of a post mortem to determine the cause of death.

This was scheduled for Wednesday, but a backlog at the mortuary resulted in it being postponed.

The directorate was conducting a preliminary investigation, he explained, and should it be found that the man died of a gunshot wound, Ipid would fully probe the incident.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the fatality, adding that the circumstances were being investigated.

"This investigation will be handed over to Ipid," she said. 

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