SA Police crimes are depressingly grievous. A 33 years old police officer, a police constable, and another 33 years old police constable have attracted IPID’s scrutiny for rape, murder and robbery.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the Independent Police Investigation Directorate (IPID) arrested a police officer aged 33 for rape at the Lenasia police cells.
As alleged, the 24 year old victim was arrested for assault GBH (grievous bodily harm) and detained in the Lenasia police cells.
The police officer approached the cell and demanded R500 or sex to facilitate her release. She refused him and, he raped her.
IPID related that the victim was taken to court without reporting the case.
“She only reported the case after she was released from court. IPID Investigators were called to the scene and while they were busy processing the scene, the suspect was positively identified by the victim.”
The police reservist as such, was immediately placed under arrest and detained.
Aside that, IPID arrested another 33 years old police constable stationed at Westernberg police station in Limpopo.
The police constable was linked to a business robbery in Hlanganani Village. BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the shop owner was shot by unknown suspect, was rushed to hospital and subsequently, passed away.
Exhibits police collected at the scene indicated that a police firearm was used for the robbery.
As such, IPID was invited for investigation. Afterwards, it was decided that the police officer whose fire arm was linked to the incident be prosecuted.
Thus, a Warrant of arrest was issued and executed.
Also, IPID is investigating a murder case involving a police constable stationed at Delft SAPS in Western Cape.
The off duty police constable allegedly shot two male suspects. He killed one and injured the other.
IPID narrated that the “off duty police constable was sitting in his vehicle when the two unknown males approached him alleging to have been robbed.
As the police officer was intending to assist them, the two men attacked the police constable. In defense, he withdrew his service pistol and shot the two suspects.”
A case of murder and attempted murder were opened after IPID was notified. No arrest has been made as investigation is still on.