The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that all officers implicated in the killing of an Alexandra man during a lockdown operation in the township should be placed on suspension.
Collins Khosa’s death last month caused public outcry with members of the community calling for action against law enforcement officers alleged to have been involved.
His family took the matter to court demanding answering for his killing.
In handing down his ruling, Judge Hans Fabricius called for the publishing of a range of guidelines to inform how law enforcement officials should implement lockdown compliance.
Khosa’s family had earlier approached the Constitutional Court which dismissed the case because of insufficient evidence. The family then approached the High Court to lodge an urgent application to force the government to intervene and reign in law enforcement’s heavy-handedness during the lockdown.