No news on Sisanda Macamba murder investigation – Bramley Police Station again to blame

Action Society is mandated to investigate another suspicious murder case at the Bramley Police Station. It is at this stage unclear if the police are still investigating the murder of Sisanda Macamba, who was shot dead on 18 December 2022.

According to her family, an unknown man came looking for Sisanda, 44, but he returned later because she was not at home. Upon his return, Sisanda went outside to speak to the man. The family heard some gunshots and found her lifeless body lying at the gate of her house. The suspect fled the scene, and no one has been arrested since.

“The family turned to Action Society as it seems nothing is happening in the investigation,” says Tshepi Mmekwa, Action Centre coordinator at Action Society. “We have already found some irregularities in the case and hope our involvement will get the case moving forward and bring some form of justice.

“We are not sure if the 32 murder and 47 attempted murder cases investigated by the Bramley Police Station this past year include the cases where police officers intimated victims to withdraw, dockets mysteriously disappeared, and families are told they are investigating, but in truth, are closed.

“The Bramley station is well-known for its “rent-a-cop”-approach. This is completely unacceptable, and we will do our best to help victims let down by the criminal justice system.”

Action Society will be lodging complaints at IPID to look into at least two cases from the Bramley station.

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