Details to emerge today on Chana case

The two cops arrested for shooting SA musician Khuli Chana will be charged with attempted murder.

South African musician Khuli Chana. Picture: Official Khuli Chana Facebook page

JOHANNESBURG - More details are expected to emerge today on two South African Police Service (SAPS) members were arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of hip-hop musician Khuli Chana.

Chana was shot and wounded in October this year after police mistook his car for one that belonged to a pair of kidnappers.

Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, sustained injuries to his hand and back after police shot at him as he pulled out of a petrol station in Midrand.

Although police maintain they merely fired warning shots, Morule claims they gave him no warning and that they were shooting to kill.

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 Morule with attempted murder, claiming he tried to drive over a police officer to resist arrest.

But the musician's legal team hit back, saying he would sue police for malicious prosecution.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate have not yet commented on the arrests.