[cape_town] - Cops killed Hout Bay fisherman, witnesses say

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Two men who were with the Hout Bay fisherman who went missing in a recent anti-poaching operation, say that police deliberately killed him.

The fishers, who were released on bail after being charged with the illegal possession of crayfish, told GroundUp in separate interviews that Durick van Blerk fell overboard after police fired at them in a pre-dawn chase on Saturday, August 11.

The police then shone a spotlight on the water, where Van Blerk was floating face down in his gumboots and oilskin, and fired several more gunshots, according to the men.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk declined to answer questions GroundUp had sent....

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