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Cop to appear after Amplats worker killed

Limpopo - A police officer accused of shooting dead an Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) worker during protests, will appear in the Northam Magistrate's Court on Monday, Ipid said.

The 47-year-old warrant officer was arrested on Sunday, Independent Police Investigative Directorate spokesman Moses Dlamini said.

Shadow Ncedani was killed during a protest on Friday when protesters threw stones at police at the mine near Northam during a strike.

“Police then used shotguns with rubber bullets in trying to disperse the protesters.”

Dlamini said the officer allegedly fired a shot with an R5 rifle, killing the 32-year-old man an the scene.

“After conducting a preliminary investigation, a decision was taken to arrest the suspect.” - Sapa

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