Chana case: Cops charged with attempted murder

Two SAPS officers will face charges of attempted murder in the Khuli Chana case.

Khuli Chana. Picture: Official Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has confirmed two police officers have been charged with attempted murder in the Khuli Chana case.

The hip hop artist was shot at and wounded at a filling station in Midrand in October.

He was mistaken by officers for a kidnapper.

The kidnapping victim was a wealthy Bedfordview businessman and it emerged one of the kidnappers was a police officer from the Silverton Police Station in Pretoria.

Police had initially planned to charge Chana with attempted murder, claiming he tried to drive over a police officer to resist arrest.

Although the police maintain they merely fired warning shots, Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule has disputed this.

The musician sustained injuries to his hand and back in the incident.

The officers have not been arrested, but have been summoned to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court on 18 February.

IPID's Moses Dlamini says, "There have been no arrests. They will appear in court on 18 February."