Top cop murder case postponed

Pretoria - A man appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Thursday in connection with the murder of Gauteng police officer Maj-Gen Tirhani Maswanganyi.

The matter was postponed to Friday to allow the State to seek a directive from the director of public prosecutions (DPP).

Major-General Tirhani Maswanganyi, who was a cluster commander in Johannesburg at the time of his murder. File picture: Supplied. Credit: Supplied

“At this stage, we will hear on how to proceed from the DPP'S office,” said Lucas Modike, for the State.

Thirty-three-year-old Petrus Dakala was arrested in January for allegedly plotting to kill investigators probing Maswanganyi's murder.

Dakala was also allegedly linked to Maswanganyi's murder.

His co-accused, a warrant officer from the Vaal, faced charges relating to conspiracy to kill the police officers probing the murder of Maswanganyi.

This brings to six the number of people arrested in connection with Maswanganyi's death.

Four people, including three SA National Defence Force officers, were arrested last year in connection with Maswanganyi's murder.

Maswanganyi was found dead in a field next to the R101, near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria in June.