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2021/10/07      |  Written By:  Captain Y Mgolodela   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

EASTERN CAPE- The East London based Serious Organised Crime Investigation team of the Hawks together with Queenstown Public order Policing(POP) arrested five suspects aged between 34 and 49 for allegations of police killing on 5 October 2021.

It is alleged that on 30 August 2021 at about 22:00,Warrant officer Kolile Kulu was asleep at his house when three unknown men appeared at the door and demanded entry from his wife. The wife is reported to have opened the door and the men asked for the whereabouts of the husband. The men are further alleged to have headed for the room where they met Kulu in his  deep sleep and fatally shot him.

The matter was immediately taken over by the East London based Hawks for probing which culminated in the arrest of the five this morning. A firearm which is also suspected to be a murder weapon has also been confiscated during the arrest. Two more arrests are imminent.