STATEMENT FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
Four police officers have been suspended with immediate effect pending further investigation into the death of Vilikesa Soko while in Police Custody.
At this stage, I will not release information about the identities of these officers because the criminal investigation is ongoing and all evidence is sub judice, meaning that it cannot be discussed publicly.
However, I will say now that those involved will be subjected to the full force of law and once we have completed our investigation, we will pass our findings to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
I expect this to be very soon, but I want to stress to the public and especially to Vilikesa Soko’s family that we are leaving no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of what happened. We want to be as thorough as possible so that all those responsible are brought to justice.
I would like to once again extend my sincere condolences to the Soko family.
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE