SAPS member probed for attempted murder
By Ofentse Mokae
22 March 2010
Government’s investigative arm into police misconduct the Independent Complaints Directorate is investigating a case of attempted murder after a trainee police officer was shot by another officer.
The incident occurred yesterday morning at the Sea Point Police Station.
It is believed the two police officials were on discussion about the working methodology of the new firearm-clip.
Police spokesperson Captain Captain Frederick Van Wyk the clip protects a member from a suspect not grabbing the firearm.
“During the discussion a shot went off. A member was shot in the higher upper body, and he was transported to a nearby hospital. He is in a very critical condition,” van Wyk said.
Van Wyk says an investigation has been launched and the ICD is investigating the matter.
ICD was unreachable for comment.
However colleagues who witnessed the incident have been debriefed