IPID investigates after Limpopo police captain shoots 2 brothers dead

2019-05-20 12:02
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The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is probing a Limpopo police captain who was arrested for shooting two brothers dead in Makosha Village, near Giyani. 

"It is alleged that at about 23:30 on May 18, 2019, as the suspect was about to close his tavern, which is located at Makosha Village near Giyani, a fight started between him and some customers.

"The suspect took his wife's firearm, which was in the car and shot two men, who are brothers," IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said in a statement on Monday.

One man died at the scene while the other died later in Mankweng Hospital.

The captain was arrested and handed over to IPID for investigations. According to IPID, he is a police captain. 

"According to a report received from the SAPS, the tavern, the suspect's house and four cars were set alight by members of the community," Dlamini said.

The man is expected to appear in the Giyani Magistrate's Court later on Monday.

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