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Cop kills teen

By Sapa | Feb 18, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 51 ]

Apparently the boys were told to run and as they were running, the police fired shots toward them.

A policeman allegedly shot dead a 14-year-old boy in Palmietfontein near Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Monday.

Spokesman Moses Dlamini said the boy was shot dead on Friday, when the police tried to prevent the community from gathering illegally.

He said the community dispersed and later gathered again.

"It is alleged that the police arrived and assaulted members of the community and shot at them."

He said the police were allegedly wearing balaclavas.

The boys were allegedly assaulted, tortured and forced to do push ups.

"Apparently the boys were told to run and as they were running, the police fired shots toward them.

"One of the boys [14-year-old] was shot and died."

He said the shooting was only reported after the scene was cleared.

The Ipid would also open a case against the police for late reporting in terms of section 33 of the Ipid Act, he said.

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no facts here

Feb 19, 2013 8:25 | 0 replies

I think that next time when SAPS recruit new police officials, they must get recommendations from community leader for each applicant

Feb 18, 2013 2:13 | 0 replies

BlackSeed. The police are organs of the state and are supposed to protect us, NOT top shoot our children with live rounds? As organs of state they are controlled by whom? Or are supposed to be controlled by whom, as control seems to be seriously lacking? Come, Sir or Madam, that shouldn't be to hard for you to work out! They are controlled by the Minister, and who is the minister and who formulates police policy? The Government. And as I'm sure you would love to point out, who makes up the vast majority of persons in parliament? The ANC. So who is ultimately responsible for the behaviour of policemen? The Minister of Police as Member of the ANC weighted parliament.

As for this completely insane question: "Which Political party introduced guns" OMG, how dof can one be? Guns have been used by states since gunpowder was invented, very often against their own people. So PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU, do spread your pearls of wisdom on this issue and enlighthen us poor folk who are limited by actual reasoning.

Feb 18, 2013 2:6 | 0 replies

Was it self defence from the wo/men in blue? but why was the victim shot at the back ? is that not closest to execution style? or maybe should we not blame it on the aparthied????

Feb 18, 2013 2:1 | 0 replies

"The boys were allegedly assaulted, tortured and forced to do push ups"

He must be very fat and thoght if the boys can do push ups, that will benefit him and his fat will go down, he is in Kak, I wonder if is a black or white Police?

Feb 18, 2013 1:59 | 0 replies

BlackSeed

:) that would be the same party that was headed by Van Schulkwyk and was integrated into the ANC

Feb 18, 2013 1:39 | 0 replies

MommaC

Which Political party educated our current ANC leadership?
Which Political party caused the imbalances in SA?
Which Political party gave birth to thieves because of lack of food, shelter, education, dignity, Love, association, etc?
Which Political party introduced stress and depression to the People of this country?
Which Political party indebted this country to foreign Investors?
Which Political party introduced guns?

Is this really the route you want to take?

Feb 18, 2013 1:12 | 0 replies

I blame supplementary matric certificate here !!! Nxaa

Feb 18, 2013 12:59 | 0 replies

BlackSeed

Which political party currently has the majority vote in SA?
Which political party head has appointed our Miister of Police for the past 19 years?
Which political party head has appointed our Chief of Police for the past 19 years?
Which political party is in charge of making sure that the people they appoint to those positions do their job correctly?

Sorry but when you are giving someone a weapon and the authority to uphold the law, they should at least have references and a clean criminal record.

Feb 18, 2013 12:50 | 0 replies

Police Officers from NW "Marikana", Eastern Cape "Palmietfontein " take advantage coz people down there are still scared of a cop like in 1976.

Feb 18, 2013 12:49 | 0 replies

not the police again

Feb 18, 2013 12:27 | 0 replies