THE postponement of the burial of metro cop Innocent Chamane (52) is allegedly because of a dispute between family members over the body.
Now another dispute is brewing.
It’s claimes about R1 million has been found in the cop’s house.
A source in metro police circles told the People’s Paper money was allegedly found in the dead man’s house while relatives were cleaning and preparing for his funeral.
“Apparently that money has caused a lot of trouble. Family members are allegedly fighting over that as well,” claimed the source. The source said Chamane’s older children from his divorced wife are fuming. “They contested the family’s decision to bury the dead man where he had been living in KwaNgcolosi, Durban with his new fiancee,” said the source.
On Sunday Chamane’s sister, Zanele, said the burial postponement was due to deep unresolved family issues but refused to give details.
When the People’s Paper tried to contact the family yesterday they refused to comment.
His sister Nelisiwe said she was not allowed to speak to the media.
She said she would give the SunTeam her sister’s number as she is the family spokeswoman. But minutes later she said: “I don’t have the number,” and put down the phone.
Chamane’s eldest son, Mlungisi, also refused to comment.
The cop was gunned down by unknown gunmen outside his home last Tuesday.
Over 15 bullets were fired at him and he died at the scene.