Krugersdorp ‘execution’ reminds victim's brother of Marikana

Mboniseni Mpanza says seeing footage of his brother being shot reminded him of the Marikana massacre.

Four police officers accused of the murder of 32-year-old Khulekani Mpanza hide their faces in the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court on 3 November 2015. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The brother of suspected robber Khulekani Mpanz a, who was shot dead by Krugersdorp police, says watching CCTV footage of the shooting reminded him of the Marikana massacre, and wants the officers to remain behind bars.

Four officers were charged with defeating the ends of justice while three of them faced an additional charge of murder in court on Tuesday.

CCTV footage of the shooting has gone viral, with police and the public being deeply divided about the officers' actions.

Mboniseni says his brother was no criminal and that he should have been arrested, not killed.

"I know he was a quiet, respectful man who didn't do wrong things."

Mpanza was a security guard for a private company and leaves behind eight children.

His brother says if it wasn't for the media uncovering the CCTV footage of the shooting, he would have accepted the police's explanation.

"Looking at the video, I'm getting a different story."

The South African Police Union claims there is more CCTV footage that will prove the officers were under attack and had to defend themselves.