Confusion ahead of cop’s court appearance

There was confusion at the Kempton Park Magistrates Court, east of Joburg, this morning ahead of the expected appearance of a police sergeant accused of gunning down a woman outside the local police station.

Prosecutors told journalists that the docket had not arrived at court.

Members of the media, relatives of the victim, Jeanette Odendaal (45) and police officers, who were at court to show support for their colleague, could not find the case on the court roll.

Independent Complaints Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini was not at court because he was attending the case in Ficksburg in the Free State involving eight policemen who allegedly killed protester Andries Tatane earlier this month.

Journalists in Kempton Park were sent from the regional to the magistrates court, in attempts to try to trace the case.

The 38-year-old sergeant allegedly shot dead Odendaal after she reportedly crashed into a stationary police vehicle in a parking area outside the station on Tuesday evening.

Her parents arrived in Kempton Park from Middelburg in Mpumalanga yesterday and were met by police commissioner General Bheki Cele to identify their daughter’s body.

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