Two Western Cape police officers accussed of the death of two civillians to appear in court today

Two police officer linked to the Kleivlei and Mfuleni SAPS in the Western Cape will appear at the Athlone Magistrate Court today (24 March 2023), for the death of two civilians who were allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle in April 2022.

It is alleged that on 22/04/2022, the two accused officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle and during the chase fatally wounded the two civilians while retaliating to the gunfire from the occupants of the stolen vehicle. The two deceased persons were declared dead at the scene.

Post mortem results confirmed that both deceased died as a result of gunshots wounds.

The two accused officers arrested yesterday by IPID were detained at the Athlone Holding cells.


Ms. Lizzy Suping

Director Communications and Marketing/Spokesperson

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

Benstra Building, 473B Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria, 0001

T: (+27) 12 399 0092,