Cape Town – A female police officer attached to the Anti-gang Unit in Gqeberha was reportedly arrested for allegedly killing her colleague while on duty.
Reports Sergeant Sindile Godfrey Daniels, 40, was shot in the stomach while on night patrol with his two female colleagues.
The incident happened on June 17.
IOL reported that although it remained unclear what transpired, Hawks spokesperson Captain Yoliswa Mgolodela said the officers, who were on patrol duty, stopped and searched three men and found nothing on them, the report said.
They, however, heard a gunshot while searching the men.
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“As they drove away from the scene, the driver noticed that the police member at the back seat was not looking well. The member at the back then told his colleagues that he was not feeling well and his stomach was sore. They then realised he was shot and immediately rushed him to Mercantile Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival,” the report quoted Captain Mgolodela as saying.
Following the incident, service firearms of the two female officers were taken for ballistics testing at the SAPS forensic science laboratory as part of the investigation, reported News24.
The ballistics analysis was aimed at determining whether the bullet that killed Daniels had been discharged from any of the three guns inside the police vehicle that night, the report said.
According to The South African tests conducted proved that the bullet that killed Daniels was fired from one of his colleagues’s gun.
“Tests were conducted during investigations and they showed the suspect was associated and linked to the murder of the colleague,” the report quoted Captain Mgolodela.
What transpired on that day was yet to be revealed during the trial, as the officer was expected to appear at the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe