The police has been urged to launch an investigation into the shooting of EFF member Napoleon Webster.
Webster, a human right activist was allegedly shot by the police while in custody for an offence he committed last week.
He was arrested on January 6, along with five other community members in connection with the murder of a community member in Marikana in Rustenburg.
The Hawks disclosed that Webster and the rest marched down to the house of the deceased, chased him down with a knife and subsequently killed him for the corrupt roles he played in the giving out of RDP houses in Rustenburg.
Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the killing by saying: “On December 8, people marched to Marikana police station demanding that they don’t want people in their area. They left the police station and marched to the house of a man they believed was involved in corruption. They chased him down and killed him.
“The allegation was that he was assaulted with an assortment of things. He [Webster] was arrested on the 6th of January.”
A close friend of Napoleon Webster, Nigel Branken, who captured his bullet-grazed head alleged that Webster was shot by the police in custody and was further denied access to medical attention.
“Khoisan VI Napoleon was shot at by the police while in custody. The bullet grazed his head. He has been denied access to medical attention and has been denied the right to open charges against the police.
“The lawyers have asked the court to issue orders to take him for medical attention and to open a case. The court has already ordered for accused 1 to go for medical assistance and he has been denied this. Accused 1 urinated blood under two weeks,” he wrote on Facebook.
Meanwhile, the SAPS in Rustenburg is yet to comment on the matter.