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handcuffsNews24 reports that a second person is in custody in connection with the murder of an off-duty police officer in Delmas, Mpumalanga, after he handed himself over to police on Sunday.

August Khoza, 35, appeared in the Delmas Magistrate's Court on charges of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery. His arrest came a day after 26-year-old Alfred Qwabe was arrested in connection with the officer's murder. According to a spokesperson for the Hawks (Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation), Qwabe was arrested when he opened a hijacking case in connection with the getaway car that was used after the officer's murder. He appeared in the same court on the same charges. Both men are expected to appear in court again on 16 May for a bail application. The two men reportedly attacked the officer and three women while they were in a private vehicle in Delmas last Tuesday. The officer was shot dead and robbed of his service pistol and cash. One of the passengers was wounded.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicole McCain at News24


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