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JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Wednesday said it was investigating the alleged accidental shooting death of KZN-based senior state advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt.

Ferreira-Watt was shot in the hip on Monday in court when a shotgun that was to be presented as evidence was discharged by a police officer. 

"Ipid is investigating the matter and further updates will be provided when available," Ipid spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said.

The firearm had reportedly been stolen in a robbery, was returned to the couple that was robbed, and was later collected by police to be presented as evidence in court.  

Senior state prosecutor Addelaid Ferreira-Watt. Photo: Supplied.

African News Agency (ANA)