North West cops accused of torture to look in Joburg excessive court docket in early 2021

Former North West deputy police commissioner Maj-Gen Ntebo Jan Mabula and different officers accused of torture will seem within the Johannesburg excessive court docket in January 2021.

Mabula, along with Matome Kgorane, Samuel Sanamela Kutumela, Ismael Dawood, Adam Mahlako Moahloli, Mpikwa Meshack Makhubu, Mfana Patrick Makutu, and Israel Mdluli appeared on prices of kidnapping and assault with intention to do grievous bodily hurt on the Johannesburg Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Friday.

They stand accused of kidnapping, interrogating and assaulting for a number of hours Paul Kgwedi, Critical Mthembi, Richard Tlakulane Sebuyi.

The costs relate to an investigation they had been conducting courting again plenty of years.

Moreover allegedly assaulting their victims, in addition they allegedly:

  • Put a rubber dice over the face of the victims to suffocate them
  • Tied a car security belt round their necks, strangled and dragged them about with the belt; and
  • Tied them to a chair, with their wrists and ankles restrained, and positioned a moist fabric over their faces, then utilized electrical shocks.  

Additional, it’s alleged that they intimidated a few of the victims’ households.

On Tuesday the excessive court docket in Johannesburg struck off the roll an utility by the accused for a keep of prosecution, pending the result of representations to the nationwide director of public prosecutions.

Sunday Times Daily reported beforehand that an investigator with the Impartial Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), who was main an investigation into the identical group of officers, was murdered throughout a suspected home theft earlier this 12 months.