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sapsANA reports that a senior policewoman was killed at the KwaMhlanga police holding cells in Mpumalanga on Saturday, allegedly by an awaiting trial female prisoner suspected to be mentally ill.  

A provincial police spokesman said the 48-year-old officer was killed when she and other female police officers went to the cell to provide medication and clothes to a female suspect, as per standard procedure.  The suspect was being kept in a police cell after she appeared in the KwaMhlanga Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on other charges, which included assaulting another police officer.  Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) spokesman Richard Mamabolo said the union was saddened by the death of the officer and demanded to know why an awaiting trial prisoner suspected to be mentally ill was kept in a police holding cell.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read too, Gevangene slaan en byt polisie-kolonel dood, at Netwerk24 (limit on access)
  • And also, ‘Berserk’ inmate kills cop, at HTSyndication (The New Age)

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