Three more police officers have handed themselves to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) at the Durban Central Police station.

The officers are part of the 22 officers who are being investigated for the alleged torture and murder of a suspect in Chatsworth in 2018.

Regan Naidoo and two other men were taken in for questioning about a firearm that was used in a murder case.

The three officers are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court facing charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, defeating the ends of justice and torture.

IPID spokesperson Grace Langa says, “Today we managed to arrest three additional police officers relating to the same matter of attempted murder death, and assault of the deceased Ragan Naidoo.”

“We were expecting to arrest plus-minus five to eight but somehow we did not see others coming forward. It’s something IPID will deal with, it’s not an issue for us. We will deal with it after this. For now, we have three that will appear in court,” adds Langa.

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