Thursday, December 29, 2022

Case postponed against three of four men suspected of killing Cape cop

The case against three men who is accused of killing a police official in Lwandle on Christmas Day, has been postponed to next month for a formal bail application.

The 33 year old police constable who had worked until the early hours of Sunday morning had allegedly suffered stab and gunshot wounds. His official firearm was taken and the state vehicle he was driving found some metres from the body. Officers have since recovered the firearm.

Three out of the four suspects appeared in the Strand Magistrates Court, on Wednesday.

‘’The names of the accused is Nelson Motumi, 27; Bongisizwe Dyongo, 26; and Athenkosi Matutu, 21. The third accused is remanded in absentia, because he is under police guard in hospital,’’ said Zinzi Hani, HAWKS Western Cape spokesperson.

‘’The matter has been remanded to 10 January 2023 for formal bail application,’’ she added.

Meanwhile, the fourth suspect who was later arrested on 27 December 2022 will be appearing at Strand Magistrates Court on Friday, 30 December 2022.

 

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Done By: Mitchum George

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