Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
3 minute read
4 Dec 2021
8:41 am

Police brutality: Widow sues police for R5m after alleged assault in a cell

Bernadette Wicks

The six officers have already been charged with Chriswell Gazu’s murder and are on trial in the High Court in Johannesburg, where they have pleaded not guilty.

A woman was sentenced to 16 years in jail for killing her partner and assaulting a woman she suspected he was having an affair with. Picture: iStock

Randburg widow is taking on the police minister over the brutal death of her husband, allegedly at the hands of a group of SA Police Service (Saps) officers. The six officers – Rudzani Ernest Marumo, Thabang Gerald Makgotla, Mpho Tshikosi, Zanele Bridgette Twala, Mathlodi Catherine Mathube and Moloko Mack Morudo – have already been charged with Chriswell Gazu’s murder and are on trial in the High Court in Johannesburg, where they have pleaded not guilty. Gazu’s widow Nothando is also suing Police Minister Bheki Cele – along with the four alleged main role players – for R5.1 million. The day...