Police constable apprehended after shooting at Nkandla petrol station


Ipid is investigating an incident at Nkandla in which a police constable allegedly opened fire on a group of men, killing one.

A constable from the Nkandla police station in northern KwaZulu-Natal has been kept on custody while the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) probes the murder of a man at a nearby garage.

According to an Ipid statement:

Const Buyisani Biyela, 28, was on his way home from work when he stopped at the garage to get food. As he was not wearing a mask, he asked the cashier to help him while he stood outside.”

After an exchange of words between Biyela and four other men at the garage, the constable allegedly fired shots at the group, fatally wounding one. The other men fled.”

Ipid was present at the postmortem in Eshowe, on October 13.

Biyela came before the Nkandla magistrate’s court on October 14 and was kept in custody while Ipid keep on with their investigation.

A bail hearing will take place this week.

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