Top cop shoots himself

A bullet hole and other marks on the tiles in the bathroom have been hihlighted
A bullet hole and other marks on the tiles in the bathroom have been hihlighted

Zwide commander’s body found in bathroom

IN a tragedy that has shocked his colleagues, the Zwide police station commander was found shot inside the station toilet at about 4am yesterday.

Officers who were on the scene said the body of Lieutenant-Colonel Sicelo Ndzeku, 54, was found shortly after the incident by a constable on night shift.

“The colonel went to the charge office and took the bathroom keys. Obviously, it was assumed he was just going to the toilet,” an officer, who cannot be named as he does not have authority to talk to the media, said.

“One of the shift constables went to the bathroom and found him lying dead in the toilet area with a gun lying on the floor near his hand.”

The bathrooms are locked and situated inside the Zwide police station.

Yesterday, several of Ndzeku’s colleagues described him as one of the best commanders they had worked with.

-Gareth Wilson

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