NPA to study a judgement that found police not guilty

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The National Prosecuting Authority says it has noted the judgement of the High Court in North West Provine which acquitted the former North West Deputy-Provincial Commissioner, General Mzondase Mpembe, and his three co-accused.

NPA Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said NPA will study the judgement in order to make an informed decisions after the court found the four policemen not guilty of the three charges they were facing, relating to the death of a miner in Marikana.

The four senior police officers faced a charge of defeating and obstructing the ends of justice by allegedly concealing information on circumstances surrounding the death of Modisaotsile Sagalala.He died in a police canter when striking miners participated in a wage strike on 16 August 2012.

They were also acquitted on charges of contravening the IPID Act by not reporting the death of a miner in police custody and also contravening the Commission‘s Act by not disclosing in their report the death of Modisaotsile Segalala in police custody.

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