Ipid investigates a Krugersdorp man's execution

Khulekani Mpanza (32) appears to have been shot execution style & left for dead, allegedly by police.

FILE. Shocking images taken from CCTV footage of Khulekani Mpanza have been published on the front page of the Sunday Times. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed it's investigating after a suspect was shot and killed, allegedly by officers in Krugersdorp, on the West Rand.

Shocking images taken from CCTV footage of Khulekani Mpanza have been published on the front page of the Sunday Times.

The 32-year-old appears to have been shot execution style and left for dead, allegedly by police officers.

According to authorities, the officers were responding to a tip-off of a robbery at a shop in Roodepoort two weeks ago when one of the robbers allegedly fled the scene.

Ipid's Robbie Raburabu says Mpanza was then shot several times by one of the officers.

He says the three shots fired were the ones that resulted in the deceased's death, adding that its unclear how many shots were fired by police.

Raburabu says the investigation is currently at an advanced stage.

"We believe that people should be arrested when they commit crime. And they should not be executed."

Earlier this year, eight Daveyton police officers were convicted of the murder of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia.

The attack was captured on cellphone footage which went viral worldwide.