Police constable on trial for killing Somerset West man

The trial of a police constable accused of killing a Somerset West man, continues this week, in a local regional court.

29-year-old Constable Mahlubi Mazomba and his colleagues executed a search warrant at a house in Chris Nissen Park, Somerset, on 23 November 2021, when Mazomba allegedly shot the home owner, Robert van Wyk, dead, with his police issued firearm.

COURTESY: Law path

"The office of IPID in the Western Cape took over the investigation, and after the investigation, IPID recommended disciplinary actions be taken against Constable Mazomba. He was dismissed from the SAPS on 16 August 2023, after he was found guilty by the disciplinary committee," said Phaladi Shuping, IPID spokesperson.

‘’IPID also referred the docket to the Western Cape office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for a decision, and the DPP charged Constable Mazomba for murder,’’ he added.

The trial started on Monday and will continue until Friday in the Somerset West Regional Court.


Done by: Mitchum George


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