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Mpuma cop in court for murder

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

The matter was postponed to April 10 for bail application, Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

File picture: Skyler Reid. Credit: Independent Newspapers

Constable Sandile Dlamini and Saico Mathe, 30, remained in custody.

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

Hlathi said police noticed blood on the back seat of the vehicle after it was stopped.

“The suspects 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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