IPID on sought of an EMPD Officer on an attempted murder and kidnapping charges

IPID is looking for a 27 year old known eKurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department officer who is alleged to have seriously assaulted and kidnapped his 24 year old girlfriend yesterday, Sunday, 06 December 2020 at around 16:50. It alleged that he had an argument with his girlfriend and physically assaulted her. During the process it is alleged that some family members tried to intervene but failed. The suspect he later on went to his house and fetched his service pistol but fortunately was again blocked by other family members but he managed to discharge his firearm. In addition to his service pistol the officer also armed himself with three knives. He managed to forcefully took his girlfriend and drove with her towards an open space near the graves and told her that he was going to kill her.

Fortunately, the victim spotted a marked police vehicle and raised an alarm which resulted in arresting the suspect and upon searching his vehicle a pistol and three knives were recovered by the police. The victim was seriously injured and is being medical attended to. This morning our investigators went to fetch a case docket and unfortunately the docket was already referred to court by the local police officers in Eden Park. Upon following up it was determined that the case was not enrolled and the suspect was released. However, IPID took over the matter and managed to engage the Senior Pubilc Prosecutor – SPP who issued a warrant of arrest against the suspect who is currently on the run. The suspect is stationed in Katlehong EMPD offices. The investigation is underway.

Issued by Independent Police Investigative Directorate

Enquiries: Mr Sontaga Seisa,
Acting National Spokesperson for IPID,
Tel 012 399 0050,
Email: sseisa@ipid.gov.za
Mobile: 079 433 2663