Three men accused of murdering an Inanda police officer appeared briefly in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s court on Friday, facing a raft of charges relating to the killing.
The three, Sabelo Mkhize, 26, S’boniso Khubisa, 19, and Lindokuhle Mchunu, 18, were arrested on Wednesday, a day after they allegedly shot and killed one officer and critically wounded another after overpowering and disarming them.
The officers had been serving a protection order on one of the accused at the time of the attack.
Amidst a considerable police presence, the three appeared before Magistrate Siphamandla Mchunu. They were remanded in custody ahead of their formal bail application next week.
The court heard that the state would oppose bail and that the two younger accused were already out on bail on another murder charge.
They have been charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of murder and another of attempted murder. They have also been charged for being in possession of firearms stolen from the officers, and another unlicensed weapon.
The wounded officer remains in a stable condition in a Durban hospital.