The Cape Town law enforcement officer who allegedly shot and killed a homeless man is due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning.
The officer was arrested after allegedly shooting a homeless man in the face during an altercation on Sunday morning. The 22-year-old officer is facing a charge of murder.
Details around why he used a firearm for deadly force will likely be revealed in court. The 38-year-old male victim has not yet been identified but he has been described as a peaceful member of the community.
The Good party’s Brett Herron has slammed what he said are untrained city officers.
“The law enforcement officer, who received six weeks training, goes on the street with a firearm. We have untrained, undertrained officers in uniform. We have an investigation unit that is conducting criminal investigations outside the law. The minister of police must intervene,” Herron said.
Herron has once again called on the police ministry to probe the inner workings of the city’s law enforcement and special investigating units.