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UPDATE: Probe into attempted murder accused north cop continues

The police officer was arrested in April after allegedly shooting and wounding a 17-year-old.

An investigation by the police watchdog – the Independent Police Investigative Directorate – into an alleged attempted murder by a police officer continues.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Ipid’s spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.

This after he told Rekord in April that they would investigate the case in which a police officer allegedly shot and wounded a 17-year-old teenager in an argument.

The argument was between Constable Peter Makota, the teenager and a group of youths.

The argument was over where the group of youths were sitting, Dlamini said.

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He added that investigations in which firearms were involved took a while as there were various things that had to be done such as ballistic tests and matching along with obtaining medical reports from the victim.

Dlamini said the docket would be handed over to the National Prosecuting Authority once they were done.

Meanwhile, Constable Makota was released on R2 000 bail during his previous court appearance in April.

Most recently, his case was postponed to July for further investigation.

The 17-year-old’s mother Lorraine Botha, said she was dissatisfied with the amount of time it was taking for the investigation to be conducted.

“I’m not happy about how long the investigation is taking but I work in court … I know cases like these always take long,” she said.

In an earlier interview she said her son was allegedly shot as he attempted to walk away from the police officer.

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