Over the previous 8 months, the Hawks have been investigating the dying of a Cape City police constable – Thando Sigcu who bought shot in January by a metropolis regulation enforcement officer.
The incident that led to Const Thando Sigcu’s dying within the Cape City metropolis centre was when the 38-year previous was within the means of arresting a theft suspect till two law-enforcement officers bought to the scene.
Thereafter, “photographs had been discharged and the constable was fatally wounded”. The Hawks needed to take over the investigation.
“The investigation has been finalised and the docket has been submitted to the director of public prosecutions for a prosecutorial determination,” stated Hawks spokesperson Lt-Col Philani Nkwalase.
Nonetheless, the SA Police and Allied Staff’ Union has urged the NPA to take the case into precedence.
“We’re delighted the investigation has been finalised and all essential proof required by the prosecution has been gathered,” stated spokesperson Linda Bhayi.
“Now it’s time for the suspect to look earlier than a court docket of regulation, and for justice to take its course. We hope the prosecution will cope with this matter expeditiously. We are going to monitor this case carefully.”
Police minister – Bheki Cele declared on July the rationale for the delay. He stated it was as a result of detectives had been discovering it arduous to get an eyewitness dwelling on the streets.
Cele additionally stated the prosecution requested for an eyewitness’s assertion in order to solidify the case.