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Four South African policemen arrested for killing protester

Published on Jan 24, 2014 3:21 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Four South African police officers were arrested and charged on Friday for the killing of a protester in a slum outside Johannesburg this week, a spokesman said.

"One officer is charged with murder, the other three who were with him during the incident face charges of defeating the ends of justice," said police spokesman Neville Malila.

He said the charges of defeating the ends of justice were brought because the officers had failed to report the incident to the authorities.

"The four were arrested in the early hours of this morning (Friday) and will appear in court soon." Police authorities said the four officers have been suspended.

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