Social media was abuzz on Friday morning after it was reported that Constable Thakatso Mashego had been granted R5 000 bail in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court, Rekord East reported.
The hashtag #Hatfieldshooting was trending on social media, with many disgusted by the magistrate’s decision to grant Mashego bail.
“I fail to understand why he was shot at. Why didn’t they chase him or took his plate numbers,” one tweet read.
Tsakane Shimange died from a gunshot wound to his chest after he was stopped by Mashigo on the corner of Grosvenor and Park streets near the Gautrain station.
Shimange allegedly bumped his car into Mashigo’s legs, injuring him prior to the shooting.
– Caxton News Service