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JMPD officers acquitted of killing journalist Godknows Nare

Nare died after a shoot-out in April 2017 in Florida, in Johannesburg.

A screengrab shows the three JMPD officers who were found not guilty murder in the High Court in Johannesburg. Picture: SABC Digital News/youtube.com

JOHANNESBURG - Three JMPD officers who were charged with the murder of journalist Godknows Nare have been acquitted.

Nare died after a shoot-out in April 2017 in Florida, in Johannesburg.

Officers were responding to a car hijacking at the time of the incident. On Friday, the High Court in Johannesburg found that the officers were not guilty and acquitted them on all charges.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minaar said: “The shooting incident occurred in 2017. One hijacker was arrested and one escaped. The driver of the getaway car was a journalist. He was shot during the exchange of fire.”