Over 500 police arrested in Gauteng: report

2011-11-17 11:02
Constable Gerhardus du Plessis, arrested in connection with the murder of Chanelle Henning, was the 503rd policeman to be arrested in Gauteng since last October.

Afrikaans daily Beeld quoted Major-Geneneral Tebello Mosikili, the deputy provincial commissioner of detective services, as saying: “It is upsetting that one of our own was taken into custody.”

She praised the officers who apprehended the group believed to be connected to Henning’s death, and the community for the information provided to the police.

“If we could always have such members of the community who help us with cases, we would not have a problem with crime,” she said.

Henning was shot after she dropped her son off at school in Faerie Glen, a suburb in Tshwane, last Tuesday.

Du Plessis (34) appeared in court in connection with her murder yesterday. He has been suspended from the police.

The National Prosecuting Authority said three other people were expected to appear in court today.