Report according to Aljazeera said four South African police officers have surrendered themselves after a surveillance video of them shooting a suspected robber was broadcast. In CCTV footage obtained by South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper, police can be seen kicking and fatally shooting the suspect after he has already been disarmed.
“They [the police officers] have handed themselves in and we arrested them,” Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokeswoman, Grace Langa, said on Monday.
“Three males and a female. They are facing charges of murder, but we might add other charges.” The suspect, identified as Khulekani Mpanza, fired at police while attempting an armed robbery. Officers chased him from the scene to the point where he was killed on the pavement in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.
Langa said the officers would remain in custody overnight despite their pleas for the process be expedited, and will appear before a magistrates court on Tuesday.
“They were stressed. They were requesting the investigators to [allow them to] appear in court. But there is no special treatment,” Langa said.