How police crash led to body parts found on Pretoria road


A policeman fell on body parts on a road in Pretoria.

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  • The accident of a police sergeant in Pretoria led to the discovery of body parts on the road.
  • A headless body was found at the scene of the crime.
  • The police are looking for other parts of the body.

The Independent Police Investigations Directorate (IPID) is investigating a bizarre case of culpable homicide after a late-night police crash led to the discovery of body parts on the road.

IPID spokeswoman Grace Langa said a police sergeant on duty at the Presidential Protection Service in Bryntirion, Pretoria, was deposing colleagues on Tuesday.

Langa said the officer was part of the team guarding the homes of government ministers and CEMs.

On the way back to Phalaphala Farm, where he was deployed, the sergeant collided with what he believed to be an animal on the N1 road near the Mantsole weighbridge at around 8:00 p.m. He was driving an unmarked bakkie.

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“After about 500 meters, with the car damaged, he decided to turn back to where the impact was felt. important for relevant stakeholders.

Langa said the head of the body was discovered first, followed by the leg, with the foot severed.

Later, the headless body was discovered.

The search for other parts of the body is continuing and the identity of the deceased is not yet known, ”she said.

Langa said a culpable homicide case had been opened.

“The investigations are continuing and we hope to find the identity of the man soon.”


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