Hawks complete eight-month probe into death of Cape Town cop

Const Thando Sigcu was shot useless within the Cape City metropolis centre on January 7.

Over the previous 8 months, the Hawks have been investigating the dying of a Cape City police constable – Thando Sigcu who acquired shot in January by a metropolis legislation 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 technique of arresting a theft suspect till two law-enforcement officers acquired to the scene.

Thereafter, “pictures 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 choice,” 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 mandatory proof required by the prosecution has been gathered,” stated spokesperson Linda Bhayi.

Now it’s time for the suspect to look earlier than a courtroom of legislation, and for justice to take its course. We hope the prosecution will cope with this matter expeditiously. We are going to monitor this case intently.”

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 exhausting 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.

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