Two SAPS bullets killed Andries Tatane
18 April 2011 Leave a comment
Twee rubber bullets were recovered from Andries Tatane’s chest…
2011-04-18 Ficksburg – Two rubber-bullets were removed from the chest of Andries Tatane (34), who was beaten up by a large number of cops and then suddenly collapsed and died during a demonstration in Ficksburg on April 14 . (source: Volksblad: Willem van der Berg)
Six members of the Bloemfontein police were arrested on Sunday and appear for a remand-date today: two are suspected of murdering Tatane, four of assault with the intent to cause serious injury.
The Independent Complaints directorate’s managing director Francois Beukman confirmed Sunday that the police-officers were identified by witnesses. The investigative task-team questioned 14 police officers from Saturday-afternoon after the forensic examination revealed the bullets.
Tatane ‘s friend Molefi Nonyane (above) – who held him in his arms as he lay dying – told Volksblad that the Ficksburg community ‘remains sceptical’, and was quoted by Volksblad as saying: “The arrests are a small point of light in the tunnel. Only six police officers were arrested but at least 12 descended on him. What happens to the others who were involved?”
Tatane’s newphy Lucas Moeletsane also questioned the ‘independence of the ICD, he told Volksblad.
However Beukman said he had given the family the assurance that everything possible would be done to handle the case as rapidly as possible. – Volksblad http://afrikaans.news24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Twee-koeels-in-Ficksburg-betoger-se-lyk-20110418