IPID arrest an SAPS Constable for murder, assault grievous bodily harm and defeating the ends of Justice.

IPID does it again. A 35 year old Constable based in Sebayeng SAPS near Polokwane in Limpopo Province was arrested by IPID today, Thursday, 17 October 2019 at around 16:00. The allegations are that on the 28 September 2019 the Constable arrested two adult males for theft out of motor vehicle charges. The Constable assaulted the two arrested adult males by means of the wooden object as well as continuously trampling on the two arrested males abdomen with booted feet. As a result of the assault another arrested male was taken to hospital where he eventually died. The other victims as was also medical treated for the injuries sustained on the hands of the same Constable. Further allegations are that the Constable tried to interfere with the autopsy examination process hence a charge of defeating the ends of justice is also investigated. The deceased is 32 year old adult male. The Constable is to appear before court in Mankweng magistrate court on Friday, 18 October 2019. IPID is intending to oppose bail. The Acting Executive Director and the Limpopo Provincial management is proud of the swift investigation and the arrest made by the Limpopo investigation team. Once again, nobody is above the law.

 Issued by Independent Police Investigative Directorate

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Acting National Spokesperson for IPID.
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