Skip to comments.Female police officer jailed after road rage leads her to fatally shooting 15-year-old.
Posted on 04/28/2013 8:52:58 AM PDT by cunning_fish
A police officer was jailed after she shot and killed a 15-year-old during a road rage incident.
A female police officer who is a mother of two, was convicted of killing the teenager and attempted murder of four others in an incident of road rage.
Officer Hlengiwe Mkhize, who is 31-years-old, was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Mkhize was an officer at the KwaZulu-Natal police department before she was jailed by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday for murder and attempted murder.
According to court proceedings, 15-year-old Ngobo Mkhize, was driving a car with four of his friends when he accidentally rear ended officer Mkhize's car. The two came out of their cars, and agreed to report the accident to the police. When they got back into their cars, Mkhize claimed, that she heard what sounded like a gunshot. In response, Mkhize fired twice at Ngcobo's car and struck him in the head.
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Road rage has caused many unpleasant incidents between total strangers. People need to realize that they do not own the road, things happen and they have to act civilly. Unfortunately, in this incident, one moment of the officers road rage left a young boy dead and her kids were left to grow up without their mother around. Just heartbreaking, Nicole Botha, 41, of Cape Town, South Africa told YourJewishNews.com after learning about Mkhizes jail sentence.
Mkhize had been well trained in the justice system and she tried to manipulate the system by opening a case of attempted kidnapping against the victims instead of handing herself over for murder, social worker Philiswa Zungu said.
Mkhize has two children, aged 14 and 11 months, with two different men. Both fathers reportedly told the social worker that they were prepared to take care of their child if Mkhize went to jail, according to court documents. Mkhize was sentenced to 15 years for murder, of which five years were suspended. She was also sentenced to 5-years in prison for four attempted murders of the other people who were in the car. The sentences will run concurrently.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is pleased with the sentence, as it sends a message to police officers that they will be held accountable if they misuse their firearms and their authority, IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.
Story didn’t make any sense; normally, when a police officer shoots someone, they go on paid administrative leave for a while, and then return to work.
Further reading of the story, though, reveals that the incident did not take place in this country.
“According to court proceedings, 15-year-old Ngobo Mkhize, was driving a car with four of his friends when he accidentally rear ended officer Mkhize’s car. “
Does everyone there have the last name of Mkhize ?
Story didnt make any sense; normally, when a police officer shoots someone, they go on paid administrative leave for a while, and then return to work.
Sadly that is too true. The US had become a police state of the worst sort yet people keep on cheering it on, kind of like those idiots in Boston that cheered on the total abandonment of their constitutional rights just to hunt down some teenager. Pathetic but that’s what the voters want.
I know how she would vote if offered the opportunity...
Especially those in Massachusetts. I have relatives near Boston and their attitude toward everything isthe government is there to take care of me. Tom complains constantly about the high taxes and the huge government fees to do just about anything and praises and votes for those pols who will raise taxes the most and regulate the most.
A local event in South Africa...?
When reporting a crime how about mentioning that it was in a foreign country?
South Africa, they have no rule of law there, either.
>> Further reading of the story, though, reveals that the incident did not take place in this country.
Seriously? You’re sure about that?
From the names I was going to guess Atlanta or Detroit. ;-)
“LOCATION” should be a mandatory field in posting a thread.
I’m tired of having to search for the city, state, and even NATION where an event takes place because someone posts a local article for local consumption that takes place half way around the world or on the other coast, and gives us NO CLUE where the event took place.
Location should be right there with the rest of the heading.
Then without even clicking off the main page, I would know this story is from “SOUTH AFRICA”.
If it were Atlanta or Detroit, the names would have been Linoleum, Urethra or Da’Quantrix.
She got off easy, obviously not fit to be a cop.
The phrase “KwaZulu-Natal police department before she was jailed by the Pietermaritzburg High Court” might have been a clue.
Who shives a git what some woman cop with issues does in South Africa?
>>>Who shives a git what some woman cop with issues does in South Africa?<<<
I guess South Africa is a single nation that took affirmative action more serious than US. As soon as America is doing it’s best to catch up stories like that might be in US news as well in a decade or so.
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