Cop 'execution' case postponed to Friday

Three police officers are accused of murdering Khulekani Mpanza, with the incident caught on video.

Titus Mabela, Jason Segole and Puleng Sebetwa sit in court during their bail application for allegedly killing Khulekani Mpanza. Picture: Masego Ragahla/EWN.

JOHANNERSBURG - The presiding magistrate in the case against three Krugersdorp police officers accused of killing a suspected robber has postponed their bail application, saying he wants to consider all the factors first.

Titus Mabela, Jason Segole and Puleng Sebetwa were arrested and suspended earlier this month for allegedly killing Khulekani Mpanza, who was seen on CCTV video footage lying on a pavement before being shot.

A fourth accused, Dipuo Chipu, was charged with defeating the ends of justice and released on bail last week.

Magistrate Keith Page first adjourned proceedings so that he could view video footage before making a decision on bail.

Proceedings resumed again moments later but he said he needed to see part one of the video where Mpanza allegedly shoots at the officers.

This video has not yet been provided to the court.

Two police unions, Popcru and Sapu, were there to support the three police officers, who were also present to apply for bail.

Dozens of off-duty police officers and community members are present and say they are disappointed at today's outcome.

They were wearing T-shirts, asking "who must die?" and saying police killers must fall.

#KrugersdorpPolice POPCRU president Zizamele Cebekhulu (in black and red shirt) also here to support the accused. MR

#KrugersdorpPolice off duty police officers, supporting their colleagues, wearing these shirts. MR

#KrugersdorpPolice lots of supporters inside the courtroom. MR

All three accused have handed in affidavits stating that they can afford R3,000 bail each, promising to adhere to all conditions if granted bail.

They are expected back in the dock this Friday.