Police detective arrested for allegedly murdering suspect in custody

It's believed the victim was being detained at Barkley East Police Station for a murder he reportedly committed in Cape Town last year.

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CAPE TOWN - Police watchdog Ipid has arrested a police detective who allegedly murdered a suspect in custody on Wednesday.

It's believed the victim was being detained at Barkley East Police Station for a murder he reportedly committed in Cape Town last year.

The police detective and three other officials booked the deceased out for interrogation.

He was then returned to his cell hours later in a weak state.

The detective was apprehended by Ipid and is scheduled to appear in the Elliot Magistrates' Court soon, while his alleged accomplice remains at large.

Meanwhile, police have called on the public to assist with tracking down a man - who allegedly raped a security officer multiple times in Port Alfred.

It is alleged that Sonwabile Cecil Madaka went to a government building, robbed and attacked the woman.
The incident occurred in August 2020.

Police said Madaka was a soldier at the time of committing the crime and in February this year, he resigned and has been in hiding.

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