Police watchdog IPID says investigations into incidents where Nando’s and McDonald’s employees were allegedly shot at by cops will be completed soon.
In February, taxis transporting employees working for the fast food restaurant chains were shot at, allegedly by police who were chasing suspects.
The first incident involved Nando’s staff whose silver grey Toyota Avanza was mistaken for one that was allegedly used by suspects who robbed an ATM in Dunoon.
Phumeza Fudumele, 22, was killed and Zanele Dineka was wounded.
Two weeks later two employees, including 29-year-old Noxolo Skota, of a Kuilsriver McDonald’s, died when their Toyota Quantum was shot at.
Two other people, suspected to have robbed a Caltex garage in Kuils River, were also killed.
On Tuesday IPID said investigation will be wrapped up and the dockets sent to the Director for Public Prosecution for a decision.
“The Nando’s investigation was completed and sent to the DPP but the docket came back with queries and those are being attended to,” says IPID spokesperson, Moses Dlamini.
“The other docket has not gone to the DPP but both will be referred to as soon as possible.”