COPS ON MURDER RAP
JOHANNESBURG: Two allegedly corrupt Sophiatown police officers have been arrested by a task team deployed in Westbury, for defeating the ends of justice in connection with a murder.
SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said yesterday that Warrant Officer Wynand Steyn, 45, and Sergeant Tom Keet, 42, and another suspect were arrested on Wednesday following the murder of 21-year-old Bradley Saul, who was gunned down while walking in Westbury on July 24.
“The police officers are alleged to have concealed crucial evidence after having arrived first on the scene, and (they and) the fifth suspect are expected to appear in court. The State will oppose any efforts by the accused to apply for bail,” said Naidoo.
Naidoo said the arrest of the two police officers brought the total number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Saul to seven.
“(Last Friday) four suspects were arrested in connection with Saul’s murder. Taiton Palmer, 73, Dennis Oliphant, 25, Desmond Oliphant, 37, and Keenan Ebrahim, 34. They appeared in court on Monday and they have all been remanded in custody until October 18,” said Naidoo.
Minister of Police Bheki Cele welcomed the arrests. | African News Agency (ANA)