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ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLIVE reports that an Ekurhuleni metro police department (EMPD) officer and a second man have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting incident during a Covid-19 lockdown enforcement operation in Vosloorus on Sunday.  

Acting Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said EMPD officers were patrolling the area on Sunday when they noticed people drinking alcohol at a tavern.  Community members apparently attacked officers when they attempted to make an arrest.  “In retaliation the police then discharged rubber bullets. It is further alleged that the deceased was followed up to his veranda where he was fatally shot,” Seisa reported.  Sibusiso Amos, 40, was declared dead on the scene.  Four children aged five, six and twins of 11 were shot and injured.  They were transported to hospital.  Seisa said two men, a 34-year-old EMPD officer and a “45-year old civilian person who is believed to be a private security officer”, were arrested on Sunday evening and charged with attempted murder and murder.  They are expected to appear in the Boksburg regional court on Tuesday.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Iavan Pijoos at TimesLIVE

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