Cop in court for murder

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Elandshoek - A 28-year-old policeman accused of murder appeared in the Ngodwana Periodical Court along with a co-accused on Thursday, Mpumalanga police said.

Constable Sandile Dlamini and Saico Mathe, 30, were denied bail, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said.

They would be back in court on May 15.

The two were arrested last Monday after they were caught driving a suspected stolen car near Waterval Boven.

Police noticed blood on the back seat of the vehicle after it was stopped.

The men confessed to shooting the owner of the vehicle and dumping his body next to the road at Elandshoek before driving off with his vehicle.

The body of the man was found with a bullet wound in the head.

The officer also faces a charge of drunken driving.


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