Western Cape officers in court for allegedly killing two people
According to Independent Police Investigative Directorate, it is almost a year after two civilians were killed after being caught with a stolen car, and two Western Cape cops were arrested this week.
It is alleged that in April 2022 two accused officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle and during the chase they fatally wounded the two civilians while retaliating to the gunfire from the occupants of the stolen vehicle.
The policemen who are attached to the Kleivlei and Mfuleni SAPS are expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
In a separate incident in January, a knife-wielding suspect who launched an attack on police officers at an Eastern Cape police station was killed. The incident took place at the Madeira police station.
Police said the suspect entered the station wielding a knife, insulting and advancing towards the police. The attack resulted in in a fatal shooting of the suspect inside the police station.
Done by: Esona Mfazwe