Centurion - A murder charge is being investigated against a Centurion policeman who shot dead an intruder at his home in Eldoraigne, police said on Thursday.

“The officer woke up at night to find intruders in his house. He fired at them,” said Lt-Col Katlego Mogale.

One of the intruders died in the shooting on Wednesday. The other, who was wounded, fled in an Opel Corsa.

“A case of murder and that of house robbery are being investigated,” she said. Mogale did not give the policeman's age or rank. - Sapa