Cop muder case postponed

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Copy of IOL police badge generic Independent Newspapers File picture: Skyler Reid

Cape Town - A constable accused of shooting a man in the back, killing him, was granted bail by the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Faseegh Abdol was released on R2000 bail and told to return to court on September 22.

On Tuesday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said the 34-year-old constable was arrested in Cape Town after an investigation. Spokesman Moses Dlamini said Sharief Bester, 34, and a friend were standing in a driveway with a friend in the early hours of Monday morning when a police vehicle stopped next to them.

The two were searched and the friend was released.

Dlamini said the police did not find anything on Bester but apparently wanted to arrest him and he resisted.

“It is further alleged that the deceased was pepper-sprayed. He was then released so that he could run away,” Dlamini said.

“As he started to run, he was shot once in the back and he died on the scene.”

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