Cape Town – The man who was shot in the head by a police officer during an altercation at a hotel in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg in November last year may reportedly never be able to give his version of events on the day he was shot.
According to IOL, Luke Enslin, who is a lead investigator that has been assigned to the case said that he doesn’t foresee Len Cloete, 59, being well enough to be able to talk or give his side of the story on the day of the shooting.
“His condition is still very serious regarding the gunshot wound he received to his head. He cannot speak and is still very sick. His wife had a special unit built at their home for him, and he has caregivers,” said Eslin as quoted by the report.
Cloete was a guest at Misty Hills Country Hotel when he got into an argument with staff, prompting the police to intervene.
A viral social media video showed a half-naked Cloete arguing with police until he was shot at close range.
He was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent two operations on his brain and skull and remained in a coma for several weeks under police guard.
He regained consciousness in December but remained paralysed and couldn’t talk.
Cloete began rehabilitation in January and returned home in a wheelchair in February.
In early May, he was taken back to hospital in a serious condition for a flu and a serious infection in the chest, according to IOL.
Ipid spokesperson Lizzy Suping said they still had to interview the victim, said the report.
Picture: Facebook/ @Chantal Deidre Cloete
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo