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gunNews24 reports that a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) policeman is being sought after he allegedly gunned down a man during an argument in the early hours of Sunday morning.  

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Sontaga Seisa said the suspect, based at Inanda police station, apparently argued with a man about a torch light while at a liquor outlet in Amaoti, at around 04:00.  He went on to report:  "The argument led the constable to fetch his police-issued pistol from his vehicle.  Upon returning, the constable fired five shots and injured the 28-year-old male… The constable disappeared from the scene and he is still being sought for his actions.”  The injured man was taken to the clinic, where he was certified dead.  Seisa said Ipid was concerned by the conduct of police officials, especially while off-duty and added:  "Some of them have a tendency of visiting public entertainment areas and /or liquor outlets whilst having access to the firearms.  This should not be the case or practice as the firearm legislation is clear on how to manage and handle all firearms."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jenna Etheridge at News24

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