Four probes of Khuli shooting
THE mystery surrounding CCTV footage that supposedly captured Khuli Chana speeding up as a uniformed police officer tried to stop him has deepened.
Meanwhile, the two officers who shot at the hip-hop star might be suspended.
Intelligence sources have told Sunday World that there are four investigations of the shooting, two of which are internal and driven from police head office.
“None has the footage showing the incident itself,” the source said. “Footage available at this stage only ends with the two cars pulling out of the garage.
“Two of the investigations haven ’ t even started.”
Gauteng police spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila said the CCTV footage was part of the evidence that will be presented in court.
“It is therefore sub judice and the content thereof will not be divulged to the media,” he said. “It will be presented to the office of the director of public prosecutions with the case docket after the finalisation of the investigation for a decision.”
Cliff Alexander, Chana’s lawyer, said he had viewed the footage.
“Such footage does not depict Khuli Chana either speeding or attempting to drive over police officials,” he said.
Alexander declined to comment on the police’s internal probe, saying it had not been brought to his attention.
Chana ’ s publicist, Sheila Afari, said: “Nine gigs have been missed to date and two potential endorsement deals are in jeopardy due to the false and harmful accusations that came after the shooting incident.”
Sunday World visited the Midrand filling station near where Chana was shot and spoke to a supervisor who pointed out that their CCTV cameras were trained on the petrol pumps around the forecourt.
“You can only see what happens within this area,” he said.
“The scene of the shooting is about 500m from the filling station.”
The only camera that could have captured the incident stands across the highway almost 100m away – it is operated by the South African National Roads Agency Limited.
Sanral spokesman Vusi Mona said the agency did not wish to comment.
Sunday World understands that on Wednesday national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega ordered an internal inquiry to determine if those who shot Chana should be suspended.
“This is still at the preliminary stage,” said a source privy to Phiyega’s instruction.
Her spokesman, Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale, was not available to confirm this.
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