VEREENIGING – A policeman accused of killing his wife has had his firearm taken away.
Two years ago, Che Rudelle Fox was shot in the back of the head while sleeping.
According to her father, Che obtained a protection order against Fox in 2010 – after years of alleged abuse.
Members of her family say they’re relieved that Edward Kennedy Fox’s bail conditions have now been amended. They say they’d lived in fear of the fact that Fox still had his gun.
Nel has forced Edward Fox to hand over his gun while on bail. He'll work in a SAPS position that doesn't need him armed. #CheRudelleFox
— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) December 6, 2016
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said he was shocked that the murder accused policeman had been allowed to keep working and retain his SAPS issue firearm.
Fox is now expected to go on trial next Monday, and will plead not guilty.
Police say they’re investigating why Fox was given police protection when he left court this week.