Nkandla cop investigated by IPID after fatal shooting

Nkandla cop investigated by IPID after fatal shooting

Yet another cop is under investigation by police watchdog IPID.


An Nkandla officer is said to have shot and killed a man following an altercation over a face mask. 

IPID's Ndileka Cola says the incident last Sunday when the police officer  Buyisani Biyela stopped at a local garage on his way home from work. 

Because he had no mask on,  he apparently asked the cashier to assist him while he stood outside. 

Cola says this request resulted in a scuffle breaking out between him and four men and Biyela was allegedly assaulted.

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The police officer allegedly fired shots fatally wounding one male whilst others fled the scene. 

The accused has been arrested. 

IPID attended the post-mortem which was held at Eshowe on the 13th October. 

The accused police officer appeared at the iNkandla magistrate court for the first appearance on Wednesday, 14th October.

He will appear again in court on Friday for a formal bail application. 

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