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Prosecutor accidentally shot dead by cop in court


Ann Ferreira Watt (51)

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating a case of culpable homicide after the alleged accidental shooting of a State Senior Public Prosecutor in uMzimkhulu court on November 18 by a police officer.


Ann Ferreira Watt (51) died from a gunshot wound on her hip after a gun, displayed in court as an exhibit in a case of armed robbery was accidentally discharged after it fell, according to a Public Prosecutor.

Watt died in hospital on the same day.


“More details will be furnished at a later stage,” said Sontaga Seisa, Acting National Spokesperson for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).




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