A Police Sergeant is sentenced for attempted murder

The independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) in Gauteng has secured a conviction for Attempted Murder on an arrested detainee who was attempting to escape after being apprehended for allegedly contravening COVID 19 regulations on the 4th of April 2020.

The Accused and his Colleque who has since been acquitted on the case had been busy with the victim processing him when he attempted to escape and the Accused shot him on the stomach. Both the Accused and his Colleque where charged with Attempted Murder. They appeared in court and on the 1st of June 2023, Constable Mokhobo Francinah Mirwa (35) was found not guilty and discharged while Sergeant Twala was convicted of Attempted Murder and remanded into custody. They are both stationed at Pretoria Moot police station.

This morning the 7th September 2023, Sergeant Butodi Boesman Twala (43) was sentenced 3 years’ imprisonment wholly suspended for 3 years.

He must submit himself to correctional supervision for 3 years. He will be under house arrest for the duration of 3 years, perform 1600 hours of community service and only leave the house under the following conditions:

 Community service,
 Church service and
 Rehabilitation programmes.

There is however, no order pertaining to his fitness to possess a firearm in terms of Section 103 of the Firearms Control Act 60 0f 2000.

IPID has since made recommendations to SAPS for the members to be disciplined in terms of SAPS disciplinary regulations, but no feedback has been received by IPID except that the recommendations have been initiated.

Mr Robbie Raburabu
National Spokesperson
082 926 1067 and 012 399 0056
E-mail: rraburabu@ipid.gov.za