TWO South African police officers are reportedly under investigation after they were named in connection with the disappearance of a Zimbabwean teenager.
Leon Chimuta has been missing for a month after he and five other Zimbabweans were kidnapped, allegedly by the two police sergeants, and brutally assaulted before being dropped off separately in the middle of nowhere on the outskirts of the capital, Pretoria.
Tshwane Metro Police GPS tracking data shows one of its vehicles leaving the area on the night of Leon Chimuta’s disappearance.
Now South Africa’s Eye Witness news agency has reported that it has the names of the two Tshwane Metro Police sergeants believed to be connected to the abduction and disappearance of the 17-year-old.
Citing sources, the news agency reported Monday: “A female constable booked the bakkie (pick-up truck) out in her name but two sergeants, whose names are known, asked to use it.
“The GPS data also shows the exact route the sergeants drove that night, which is now information the police could use to start searching for the teen.”
A police spokesman said an identification parade was being prepared for the five Zimbabweans to pick out their captors.
Fears have been growing for the teenager four weeks after his disappearance.
His brother James said: “Our parents are calling me everyday asking if Leon has been found because he has not arrived home in Zimbabwe.”