Len Cloete, the man shot in the head by police at a lodge in November is making a solid recovery. Cloete, who was in an altercation with an official in Muldersdrift, was left in a coma after the policeman shot him in the head.
In a video of the incident that went viral on social media, Len Cloete was seen shouting at police and then disarming a police officer before another officer fired a single shot.
In the video, a police officer could be heard saying: “Now you are playing dangerous,” to which Cloete’s responded “Whose playing dangerous? You f****** coward. Come on.”
Now, Cloete has reportedly started rehabilitation, says IOL. He recognises his wife and has kissed her, according to Mike Bolhuis of Specialised Security Services, a private investigation company.
Bolhuis said that Cloete is “doing much better” this week and that he has regained sensation and feeling on one side of his body.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said in December 2021 they are still investigating the shooting incident.