The alleged serial rapist shot ‘in cold blood’ by Swaziland police had four bullets in his body, despite police claims he was only shot once in the thigh.
Members of the family of Bhekinkhosi ‘Scarface’ Masina, who was killed by police last week after they cornered him following months of pursuit, say they saw Masina’s body prior to a post mortem yesterday (19 June 2012) and it had four bullet wounds. ‘One is on the left foot, another on the arm just next to the hand and two on the right thigh just above the knee,’ the deceased’s relative Solomon Masina told local media.
Police originally said Masina had been shot once in the thigh and died of his injuries. Later they changed their story and said he had also been shot below the knee.
Solomon Masina said police refused to allow him to inspect the back of the body before the post mortem.
He told the Times of Swaziland he wanted to look at the back of the body because he believed Masina had been also shot in the back.
Swazi Police said its own pathologist would determine how many times Masina had been shot. He would report his findings in due course.
Earlier this week the Swaziland Solidarity Network reported that Masina had been shot in cold blood by police.
Masina is alleged to have raped at least 13 women and children over the past year.
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