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25 Jun 2020
10:57 pm

Tshwane metro cops arrested for murder, breaking lockdown regulations

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The three officers were allegedly socialising at a colleague's house with a friend when a firearm went off, killing the friend.

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Three Tshwane metro police officers have been arrested on different charges, which include murder and failure to comply with lockdown regulations.

“[It] is being alleged that all three members, who were off-duty at the time, were at their colleague’s house with a friend who is not a metro police member,” Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said.

He added a firearm was discharged accidentally, killing the friend.

“At this [stage], it is not clear what happened and [the matter] is being investigated by the police.”

A 34-year-old officer was arrested for murder, while his other colleagues, 35 and 37, were arrested for failure to comply with Covid-19 regulations, Mahamba said.

The officers were detained at the Pretoria North police station, he added.

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