Cops Appears for Student's Murder

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A policeman accused of shooting dead a student appeared in the Randfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday, said police watchdog Ipid.

The case against the 30-year-old officer was postponed to June 3, when he was expected to apply for bail, Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesman Moses Dlamini said.

Dlamini said he did not have the officer's name.

According to Dlamini the policeman allegedly shot dead 22-year-old Gopolang Ngobeni in Randfontein on May 25.

He and four other Tshwane University of Technology students were travelling from the Soshanguve campus to a funeral when they got lost and decided to follow a security company's vehicle.

"After the security vehicle made a U-turn at a cul-de-sac, the students also made a U-turn. While driving towards a Caltex garage with the intention of asking for directions, another security vehicle from the same company cut in front of them," said Dlamini.

"Both security vehicles stopped next to a marked [police] vehicle. The students drove on to the filling station. It is alleged that within a short space of time, the police vehicle, with its blue light on, as well as the security vehicles, followed the students to the filling station," said Dlamini.

The police ordered the group to get out of the vehicle. A policeman shot Ngobeni with an R5 rifle while the student was getting out of the car. He died on the scene.

The vehicle the students were travelling in was searched and nothing illegal was found. The policeman was arrested and charged with murder.


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Date : 27 May 2013 14:35
 

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I can see this happening quiet easily. Unfortunate and very sad.
 

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....... when they got lost and decided to follow a security company's vehicle.

"After the security vehicle made a U-turn at a cul-de-sac, the students also made a U-turn. While driving towards a Caltex garage with the intention of asking for directions, another security vehicle from the same company cut in front of them," said Dlamini.

"Both security vehicles stopped next to a marked [police] vehicle. The students drove on to the filling station. It is alleged that within a short space of time, the police vehicle, with its blue light on, as well as the security vehicles, followed the students to the filling station," said Dlamini.

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So they thought it would be a good idea to follow a security van without knowing where it was going either. Then they got blocked in by another security van which thenreported it to a police van & both thought something was going down.....but.....

Somehow they were able to continue driving to the gas station after being blocked by the security van????? Without racing away or swerving or evading?????serenely they casually drove to the gas station....and then for no reason the police opened fire......

Sure....I can totally see how it went down JUST LIKE THAT....
 
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So they thought it would be a good idea to follow a security van without knowing where it was going either. Then they got blocked in by another security van which thenreported it to a police van & both thought something was going down.....but.....

Somehow they were able to continue driving to the gas station after being blocked by the security van????? Without racing away or swerving or evading?????serenely they casually drove to the gas station....and then for no reason the police opened fire......

Sure....I can totally see how it went down JUST LIKE THAT....
this is how i read it aswell, seems the reporting has a lot of missing holes here or maybe it just sounds to far fetched (then again far fetched stories do happen). Bit of a tricky one, surely it was unneccessary just to open fire as they got out the car. Oh well RIP, hope this officer actually goes to jail. You don't shoot first ask questions later. That is unnacceptable in this day and age unless there is weapons involved or the guys are endangering the lives of civilians which in the story I cannot see that they have endangered anyones lives.
 

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I know a Policeman here in Paarl (used to be friends with him after what he told me) that says that he likes shooting people in the head and that he fenes for it sometimes...I mean really now? And every other policeman that I know says that flying squad members are supposed to operate like that.
 

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A policeman accused of shooting dead a Tshwane University of Technology student is expected to apply for bail in the Randfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The 30-year-old officer faces a charge of murder after he allegedly shot dead 22-year-old Gopolang Ngobeni in Randfontein on May 25.

Ngobeni and four other students were travelling from the Soshanguve campus to a funeral when they got lost and decided to follow a security company's vehicle.

“After the security vehicle made a U-turn at a cul-de-sac, the students also made a U-turn. While driving towards a Caltex garage with the intention of asking for directions, another security vehicle from the same company cut in front of them,” said Dlamini.

“Both security vehicles stopped next to a marked [police] vehicle. The students drove on to the filling station."

The police vehicle, with its blue light on, and the security vehicles, apparently followed the students to the filling station.

The police ordered the group to get out of the vehicle. The policeman allegedly shot Ngobeni with an R5 rifle while he was getting out of the car. The student died on the scene.

The vehicle the students were travelling in was searched and nothing illegal was found.


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Date : 03 Jun 2013 02:01
 

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A policeman accused of shooting dead a student appeared in the Randfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.

Spokesman Moses Dlamini said the case against Constable Emanuel Ngobeni, 30, was postponed to Tuesday for judgement on his bail application.

He allegedly shot dead 22-year-old Gopolang Ngobeni in Randfontein on May 25. He and four other Tshwane University of Technology students were travelling from the Soshanguve campus to a funeral in Mohlakeng when they got lost and decided to follow a security company's vehicle.

"After the security vehicle made a U-turn at a cul-de-sac, the students also made a U-turn. While driving towards a Caltex garage with the intention of asking for directions, another security vehicle from the same company cut in front of them," said Dlamini.

"Both security vehicles stopped next to a marked [police] vehicle. The students drove on to the filling station. It is alleged that within a short space of time, the police vehicle with its blue light on, as well as the security vehicles, followed the students to the filling station."

The police ordered the group to get out of their car. A policeman allegedly shot Ngobeni with an R-5 rifle as he was getting out of the car. He died on the scene.


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Date : 03 Jun 2013 14:31
 
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