SA cop detained over Chinese murder




MASERU – A South African traffic cop allegedly linked to the murder of a Chinese businessman who was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money in Wepener has been taken in for questioning by the South Africa Police Services (SAPS).

According to the spokesperson of the Smithfield Policing Precinct Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana, the detained traffic cop is expected to appear in court on April 2.

Ngcukana said the body of the Chinese man was later found dumped in a nearby forest with open gunshot wounds.

He said police are still searching for other suspects who allegedly made away with the stolen money.

The dead Chinese man is said to have operated a business in Lesotho.

A case of kidnapping, hijacking and murder has since been opened, Ngcukana further showed.

Although details into the matter remain sketchy, it is alleged that the slain entrepreneur was on his way from his business in Lesotho to South Africa, where he was taking the money to a bank.

It is further alleged that he was stopped by a traffic cop somewhere in Wepener, and was jumped on by a band of armed robbers who disarmed and robbed him before shooting him dead.

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