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News24.com | 4 cops accused of shooting copper ‘thieves’, then selling cables at scrapyard

Four cops have been arrested.

Four cops have been arrested.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) arrested four police officers from a station in Carletonville in Gauteng for murder and theft on Thursday. 

The officers face two charges of murder, defeating the ends of justice as well as theft of copper. 

According to IPID spokesperson, Ndileka Cola, it is alleged that on 11 February 2021 the four officers intercepted copper cables from alleged thieves and shot two dead.

The officers then allegedly left the scene and went to a scrapyard where they sold the cables. 

“They left the two deceased males at the scene and did not report the shooting incident to IPID as required by law,” Cola said. 

The officers are expected to appear in the Oberholzer Magistrate’s Court on Friday. 

Cola said the directorate would continue with investigations into the matter.

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