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Police Constable Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting Incident

Constable Makau made his initial court appearance at the Ogies Magistrate's Court on Monday, where he faced charges of two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

A 38-year-old police constable has been arrested in connection with an incident that resulted in the death of two individuals and the attempted murder of three others.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed the arrest of Constable Checha Doctor Makau for the incident that occurred on September 30, 2023.

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According to Ipid spokesperson Phaladi Shuping, the incident unfolded when Constable Makau, who was stationed at Ogies Detectives, allegedly opened fire on individuals sitting in a car near his residence.

The victims, identified as Dineo Kekane and Ricardo Phenganane, both 24 years old, tragically lost their lives due to gunshot wounds. Additionally, Mbali Magakwe, Ivans Lekala, and Goodwill Mdluli sustained serious injuries but managed to survive the alleged shooting.

Constable Makau made his initial court appearance at the Ogies Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where he faced charges of two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. The case has been postponed to March 4 to allow for a formal bail application. In the meantime, the constable has been remanded in custody.

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This incident highlights the seriousness with which law enforcement agencies approach allegations of misconduct and criminal behaviour within their ranks. The arrest and subsequent legal proceedings demonstrate the commitment to ensuring justice is served and maintaining public trust in the police force.

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The Ipid continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident, and further updates will be provided as the case progresses.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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