28-APR-2011 The unarmed, murdered Ms Jeanette Odendaal called 10111 before a police sergeant shot her dead at close range inside her car. This information came to light during an interview with Ms Odendaals female friend. She was parked outside the police station inside her car on Tuesday night when she was shot dead.
In an exclusive interview by a close girl-friend of the murdered Afrikaner woman -- who lives with a female partner -- she told EXPRESS journalist Gerhardt Theron that Jeanette had called 10111 just moments before she was shot dead.
"It showed she was in distress," said the friend, who prefers to remain anonymous.
She spoke to EXPRESS at the Kempton Park Police Station where the Commissioner of Police spoke to Odendaal's close family.
Print, radio end television media swamped the station as national police commissioner Bheki Cele and Gauteng Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros, spoke to the father, Mr Nick Odendaal, as well as Ms Odendaal's partner at the police station this afternoon. The friend said she and the family had no idea where Ms Odendaal was before she arrived at the station.
She did mention it looked as if a bullet entered through Odendaal's shoulder, came out of her chest and then ricochetted from the car back into her stomach.
Odendaal lived in Aston Manor with her female partner and had no children.
http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/kempton-park/kempton-park-news-crime?oid=4374815&sn=Detail&pid=490115&Odendaal-called-10111-moments-before-she-was--killed-by-policeman OTHER VERSION OF EVENT:
source: journalist Mfundekelwa Mkhulisii reports in SOWETAN:
" I heard a gunshot then a loud bang. A tall black policeman got out of his car pointing a gun at the female white driver of a VW Golf."
POLICE GAVE WRONG INFORMATION: An incident outside Kempton Park police station where a police officer allegedly shot and killed a 45-year-old woman is said not to have been sparked by a car accident.
An eyewitness told Sowetan newspaper yesterday that a shot was fired at the woman before her car collided with the officer's car.
"I heard a gunshot then a loud bang. A tall black policeman got out of his car pointing a gun at the driver of a VW Golf," the eyewitness said.
He said the officer was saying something but he could not hear what he said. The eyewitness said the officer then pulled Jeanette Odendaal out of her car and put her on the pavement.
This version contrasted with that given by the police, who claim the officer was inside the station when he heard a loud bang. (source: http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Polisieman-skiet-vrou-20110427)
Lt Col Tshisikhawe Ndou said 'once outside, the 38-year-old sergeant noticed the woman had crashed her car into a parked duty vehicle".
However Sowetan reports its eyewitness as saying that the cars were driving in the same direction before a shot was fired. "I was at the police station to collect a car that needed panelbeating. I was about 500 metres away from the incident and saw clearly what happened. "I think something else sparked the shooting and definitely it was not the collision," he said.
Police did not allow reporters to view the cars. Odendaal's family, who live not far from the station, said they were still in shock and could not comment.
The black officer was arrested and will appear in court tomorrow. The Independent Complaints Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini said: "It is not clear at this stage what the deceased was doing at the police station".
It's election time, so the Democratic Alliance was quick to react to the murder of the Afrikaner woman. Theirshadow minister Dianne Kohler-Barnard said it was "dismayed to learn of a second death after Andries Tatane who died two weeks ago in Ficksburg at the hands of the police. Any police service should work in the best interests of the people it serves to protect them and not to work against them."