Monday, June 24, 2024

Tulbagh police officer accused of killing an alleged wanted suspect has been granted bail

A Tulbagh police officer accused of killing an alleged wanted suspect has been granted bail.

Sergeant Johnathan Waterboor has appeared in the local magistrates court. It is alleged that he shot and killed 40-year-old Johnathan Louw after he apparently refused to be arrested in May 2024.

‘’They came back later with reinforcement, and wanted to arrest both the suspect and Louw. Again, they refused, as they wanted to know why the police wanted to arrest them. Sergeant Waterboer allegedly fired a shot that hit Louw in the abdominal area and he was declared dead at the scene,’’ said Phuladi Shuping, Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) spokesperson.

Waterboer was arrested on 13 June 2024 by IPID investigators for allegations of murder. He appeared in the Tulbagh Magistrates's court on Wednesday and was granted R1 000 bail

The case was postponed to 29 September 2024 for further investigations.

 

Done by: Bush Radio News reporter

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