Tebogo Msimanga |
A 31 old female suspect attached to Anti-gang Unit Gqeberha was arrested on Tuesday, 28 June 2022 by the Gqeberha based National Prevention Against Violent Crimes (NPVC) team of the Serious Organised Crime Investigation (SOCI) of the Hawks on allegations of a police murder.
It is alleged that on 17 June 2022, three police members from the Anti-gang Unit were patrolling in KwaDwesi area when noticed three african males and stopped to search them. All three members are reported to have gone out of the vehicle to search the suspects and found nothing on them. The three then returned to their vehicle.It is said that when they alighted the vehicle, the officials heard a gunshot but thought nothing of it.
Eastern Cape Hawks Spokesperson Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said as they drove away from the scene, the driver noticed that the police member at the back seat was not looking well. “The member at the back then told his colleagues that he was not feeling well and his stomach was sore. They then realised he was shot and immediately rushed him to Mercantile hospital where he was declared dead on arrival”. The deceased had one gunshot wound to the left side of his stomach.
Mgolondeal said the Gqeberha NPVC team of SOCI continued with the investigations that led to the arrest of the suspect. She will be making her first appearance at New Brighton Magistrate’s court on Thursday,30 June 2022.