First on EWN: No new evidence against Cato Manor 'death squad' despite reinstated charges

EWN has learnt the indictment issued against the former KZN Hawks boss is identical to the one issued before.

FILE: Some members of the Cato Manor 'death squad' Picture: Facebook.

PRETORIA - Eyewitness News has learnt that the indictment issued against 28 policemen, including Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen, is identical to the one issued three years ago with the prosecutor confirming that no new evidence has emerged since racketeering charges were withdrawn against Booysen in 2014.

While 30 names are listed on the indictment, two of the officers have died - yet they're still listed as accused.

Booysen's attorney told the court on Friday his client could challenge prosecution's boss Shaun Abrahams's decision to authorise the racketeering charges.

The indictment against him and the others states that between May 2008 and September 2011 they allegedly managed and took part in a criminal enterprise.

They are charged with killing members of the KwaMaphumulo Taxi Association, which at the time was in conflict with the Stanger Taxi Owner's Association.

The state alleges that some of the killings and unlawful activity were motivated by the desire to enrich themselves through state rewards for excellent performance as well as payment from taxi association rivals.

In total, the accused have been linked to 28 killings.

The matter has been postponed to April.