The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating tripple murder and one attempted murder case, this incident occurred on Wednesday 5 May 2021 in Centane, Eastern Cape. The Suspect is a Warrant Officer stationed at Mthatha VIP Protection Unit.

The suspect allegedly borrowed piece of land from the headman he goes to church with, land which belongs to the church, the church started building a church hall in the same land. As alleged, the suspect went to the church and confronted the Pastor, he allegedly shot dead the pastor and other church member whilst the other person who was in the scene survived.

After that, the officer allegedly went to the home of the headman, confronted and fatally shot him as well.

The suspect has been arrested, he will be appearing in Butterworth Magistrate court today 10 May, for a possible bail application which the state will be opposing.

IPID continues with the investigation process of this case, the Investigator will attend the post-mortem to conducted in Butterworth today. His firearm has been confiscated and taken for ballistic analysis already.

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