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sapsTimesLIVE reports that a Cape Town law enforcement officer fingered in a shooting that left undercover policeman Const Thando Sigcu dead was scheduled to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a murder charge.  

Meanwhile, the city said it would provide legal assistance to its officer, who has been removed from operational duties even though no suspension has been effected.  Western Cape police spokesperson Brig Novela Potelwa said in a statement on Wednesday:  “It is alleged that the 38-year-old constable (Sigcu) was apprehending a robbery suspect in Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, around 9pm [on January 7] when two City of Cape Town law enforcement officers stopped on the scene.  Shots were discharged and the constable was fatally wounded.  Meanwhile, the robbery suspect also sustained a gunshot wound and was subsequently admitted to hospital.”  Sigcu was attached to Cape Town Central police station and at the time of his death was performing crime-prevention duties.  He had been in the police for five years and known as a responsible and disciplined member.  The Hawks have taken over the investigation.

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard by Philani Nombembe at TimesLIVE

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