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Armed Zimbabwean Man Shot Dead By South African Cops

Armed Zimbabwean Man Shot Dead By South African Cops

A 34-year-old Zimbabwean man was on Friday shot dead by the South African police in the Erasmia area, in South Africa.

The deceased, whose identity has not yet been revealed, is reported to have been part of a gang of suspects, aged between 26 and 51 years, who were caught red-handed by the police cutting steel pipes at a plot in Mooiplas.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesperson (IPID), Grace Langa said the matter was now under investigation. She said:

We are investigating a case of death as a result of police action and our team have already attended the crime scene.

It is alleged that two on-duty police officers reacted to a complaint about some suspects who were cutting steel pipes at the plot in Mooiplas.

Upon arrival, they found the complainant who then pointed out the suspects.

She said the four suspects were apprehended but more suspects, driving an Isuzu pick-up truck, arrived at the scene and were also identified as being part of the crew by the complainant.

Langa said the two policemen stopped the car and ordered all the passengers to disembark and lie on the ground. She added:

They all went down except one suspect who is a 34-year-old Zimbabwean national. He walked towards the back of their bakkie (pick-up truck) and pulled a firearm.

He was spotted by one of the policemen who immediately pulled out his service pistol and shot him (the suspect Zimbabwean national) on the head.

She said while the two police officers were busy checking on the man who had been shot, his accomplices got into the vehicle and fled from the scene.

Paramedics, she added, were contacted and certified the man dead on the scene.

More: Chronicle

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4 Comments

Chikandamina 9 months ago

Mazimba kunyadzisa


Skuleskule 9 months ago

This story sounds duller than any fiction. Two police officers caught four thieves, more came in an Isuzu bakkie. They came out and did lie down except one who went back to get a firearm at the back of the bakkie🤔. The police officer shot him on the head. The TWO POLICE OFFICERS BEGAN TO ATTEND TO THE ONE THEY KILLED while the rest rose up, rushed to their truck, started it and speed off with no additional casualties 🤔
There's more to this. It's possible, he was the only Zimbabwean or some foul play of some sort occurred here. Stealing is wrong but there is a smelling fish here🤨


Sando Rejo 9 months ago

True there is a foul play vakamuona achisimudza firearm here or they just suspect. Vakuedza kuiita cover up. SAPS officers are always trigger Happy nxaa.

Chikandamina 9 months ago

Kuparira vamwe variko,mazimba



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