Cape Town: Policeman kills man for attacking him with spade in Somerset
A man has been murdered in his own house after a policeman in Somerset shot him for allegedly attacking the cop with a spade.
Somerset cops have confirmed a policeman killed a homeowner for allegedly threatening the officer’s life with a spade in the Cape Town area on Tuesday.
IPID INVESTIGATES SOMERSET POLICEMAN FOR MURDER
The Western Cape’s Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has been asking questions after a South African Police Service (SAPS) member took a man’s life.
The report says SAPS officers demanded to search the premises at Chris Nissen Park before the tragedy struck.
According to the Ipid’s spokesperson Grace Langa, the Somerset policeman claims the deceased attacked him with a spade inside the house.
“It is alleged that the constable retaliated by firing two live rounds at the deceased which hit him on his right shoulder. The deceased died at the crime scene,” Langa said.
MFULENI MAN KILLS NEIGHBOUR WITH A PANGA
In other news near Somerset, a 49-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly hacking his 52-year-old neighbour with a panga to death, while also injuring his wife.
The report says the suspect was told to leave the house as it was too late to accommodate visitors. He responded by fetching the weapon to slip blood.
The surviving wife said the suspect first assaulted her husband to death, before turning his attention to her.
DRUNK POLICEMEN FIGHTS COMMANDER FOR SAPS VAN IN NYANGA
Three reportedly drunk policemen wanted to drive a SAPS van intoxicated – but a commander manhandled the trio in Nyanga, Cape Town.
Three drunk policemen in Nyanga were determined to drink and drive but their commander physically stood up to them as one of them started grabbing the van keys.