Awaiting trial prisoner further remanded in custody for killing cop

An awaiting trial prisoner, Gugu Msiza aged 32, who allegedly attacked and killed a senior police officer in the holding cells of the KwaMhlanga Police Station, appeared at the KwaMhlanga Magistrate’s Court yesterday facing a charge of murder and was remanded in custody until September 11 for legal aid representation as well as bail application.

The alleged attack happened last Saturday when Lieutenant Colonel Sibongile Vilakazi aged 48, as well as another colleague visited the cells with an intention to perform normal duties. According to information at police disposal, Vilakazi walked into the cells after calling Msiza but there was no response. It is alleged that Vilakazi then went inside the cell to investigate, however the suspect allegedly jumped and grabbed Vilakazi causing her head injuries.

The victim managed to walk on her own to the kitchen cells where she collapsed shortly thereafter. The members summoned an ambulance but unfortunately she was certified dead at the scene.



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