gunCape Argus reports that six weeks after police allegedly shot dead innocent restaurant workers, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula has spoken out for the first time about the incident and two others that followed.  

In February, Phumeza Fudumele was shot dead and a fellow Nando’s employee was wounded when police allegedly opened fire mistakenly on the taxi in which they were travelling home.  Less than a month later, police again allegedly opened fire on a taxi, killing two McDonald’s staff in Kuils River.  A third alleged shooting by police, this time on a taxi transporting workers from Paarl, was reported – although no one was injured in that case.  Offering his condolences, Jula said the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) was overseeing the probes and the investigations into the incidents would determine “whether these shootings should or should not have happened”.

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