Johannesburg – The Independent Police Investigations Directorate (IPID) is investigating a case in which a police officer allegedly shot and killed three people in Dennilton, Limpopo, on Monday.
It is not yet clear what led to the shooting, as IPID’s Ndileka Cola said more information about what happened would not be revealed until later. However, investigators were sent to the scene to find out what happened, she said.
“IPID took over the crime scene in Dennilton, Limpopo, to investigate the death following a police action incident earlier today.
“It is alleged that a policeman shot dead three people in Limpopo earlier in the day and the IPID investigative team was dispatched to map what happened in that scene.
“The team is still at the scene of the crime and more details will be provided later, when they have completed the preliminary investigation,” she said.
The incident comes days after four police officers accused of the murder of Mthokozisi Ntumba were granted bail of R 8,000 each.
Tshepisho Kekana, 28, Cidraas Motseathata, 43, Madimetja Legodi, 37, and Victor Mohammed, 51, were given bail at Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
The four police officers face murder charges, three counts of attempted murder and violation of the ends of justice.
They were arrested days after Ntumba was shot and killed in Braamfontein during the demonstration by Wits students.
At the time, students were calling for the elimination of historic debts and free registration for all students in 2021, among other demands during their protest.
Police were called to the scene and Ntumba, who had just left the MyClinic medical center in Braamfontein, was shot and killed.
He died at the scene.