IPID is investigating murder and attempted murder case allegedly by Police Officer

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating death as result of police action and discharge of firearm which occurred in Mhluzi, Mpumalanga on the 04 November 2020.

It is alleged that there was fight in the tavern, police officers were called to resolve the matter of which they never arrived and the fight was dissolved

Upon being called by the tavern owner, the police officer arrived at the tavern, the fight was already over, she allegedly proceeded to the deceased house, an altercation erupted between the police and the deceased. As alleged, the police officer fired shots to two people, the other one died at the scene whilst the other sustained injuries and was rushed to hospital for medical attention.

IPID attended the crime scene, processed it with exhibits being seized and key witnesses were identified.

The Directorate is continuing with the investigation of this incident, majority of witness statements have been acquired, attended the post mortem and the exhibits have been dispatched to the forensic laboratory for analysis.

At this stage of the investigation process, no arrests have been effected until IPID reaches an advanced stage of the investigations into the allegations.

Issued by Independent Police Investigative Directorate

Ndileka Cola
IPID Spokeswoman
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)
Tel: 012 319 0092
Cell: 073 376 8758
E-mail: ncola@ipid.gov.za