Man in court for traffic cop’s murder

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 Cape Town - A man appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the death of a Cape Town traffic officer and a motorist.

Quinton Ashley Cordom would be back in court on April 12, National Prosecuting Authority Western Cape spokesman Eric Ntabazalila said.

Traffic Officer Wesley Woodman, 35, and a motorist were shot dead on Prince George Drive, in the Lavender Hill area, around 9am on Wednesday.

City of Cape Town safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith said on Wednesday the officer had stopped a Toyota Corolla for a broken tail light when two men approached him from behind and opened fire.

The motorist died on the scene. Woodman died in hospital later that day.

Police Captain Frederick van Wyk said Cordom, 26, was arrested in connection with the crimes on Thursday.

A second man appeared separately in the same court on Friday in connection with illegal possession of Woodman's firearm, Ntabazalila said.

He could not immediately identify the accused, but said the cases were likely to be joined at a later stage. - Sapa

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