Hawks complete eight-month probe into death of Cape Town cop

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Over the past 8 months, the Hawks are investigating the death of a Cape Town constable – Thando Sigcu who got shot in January by a city enforcement officer.

The incident that led to Const Thando Sigcu’s death within the Cape Town city center was when the 38-year old was within the process of arresting a suspect until two law-enforcement officers need to the scene.

Thereafter, “shots were discharged and therefore the constable was fatally wounded”. The Hawks had to require over the investigation.

“The investigation has been finalised and therefore the docket has been submitted to the director of public prosecutions for a prosecutorial decision,” said Hawks spokesperson Lt-Col Philani Nkwalase.

However, the SA Police and Allied Workers’ Union has urged the NPA to require the case into priority.

“We are delighted the investigation has been finalised and all necessary evidence required by the prosecution has been gathered,” said spokesperson Linda Bhayi.

“Now it’s time for the suspect to seem before a court of law, and for justice to require its course. We hope the prosecution will affect this matter expeditiously. we’ll monitor this case closely.”

Police minister – Bheki Cele declared on July the rationale for the delay. He said it had been because detectives were finding it hard to urge an eyewitness living on the streets.

Cele also said the prosecution requested for an eyewitness’s statement so on solidify the case.

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