Khuli Chana case: Cops summoned

Two cops who were charged with the attempted murder of Khuli Chana have been summoned.

Police watchdog IPID has confirmed that two officers were charged with attempted murder. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The two police officers who have been charged with attempted murder of hip hop artist Khuli Chana have been summoned and are expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates Court on 18 February.

The two officers allegedly shot at the hip hop artist at a petrol station in October wounding him on his hand and back.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has confirmed that two officers were charged with attempted murder.

IPID's Moses Dlamini says they have been summoned to court for early next year.

"The two policemen who were involved in the shooting will be charged with attempted murder and will appear in court on 18 February."

The pair were in pursuit of kidnappers who happened to be driving a car similar to that of Chana's on the night the incident happened.

The hip hop artist's lawyer Mannie Wits says this could have been a case of mistaken identity.

"They obviously didn't know who he was and they contravened section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Act to use deadly force if and when necessary."

Police had initially said they would charge Chana with attempted murder for allegedly trying to drive over a police officer to resist arrest.