IPID Investigates Death as a Result of Police Action: Somerset Western Cape

Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating a case of death as a result of police action. It is alleged that on the 23rd of November 2021 at about 12h10, Saps members stationed at Somerset West Crime prevention unit were executing a search warrant at Chris Nissen Park, Somerset West. It is alleged that when a police Constable was inside the house busy searching.

The owner of the house attacked one of the Constables with a spade. It is alleged that the police officers retaliated by firing two live rounds towards the owner and was hit on the right shoulder. He then died on the scene and the deceased`s family was informed of his passing. Investigations are continuing.


Grace Langa
Acting Nations Spokesperson
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)
Tel: 064 664 3172
E-mail: 02workonly@gmail.com
Cc: glanga@ipid.gov.za