The police will be thorrough with the taxi driver who knocked down an officer.

Durban taxi driver knocked down a police officer and charged with a culpable homicide of a Durban Metro Police officer has been granted bail in the eManzimtoti Magistrate’s Court.

Nhlakanipho Cele was granted R2 000 bail on Monday morning and his matter was adjourned to April for further investigation.

Cele was arrested on Friday after he hit Inspector John Deysel, 59, with the Toyota Quantum he had been driving.

According to Metro Police spokesperson Superintendent Glen Ndlovu, Deysel had been enforcing a stop street when he was killed.

A video of the incident was up on facebook and Ndlovu advised people to refrain from making negative commentary on social media platforms based on this video.

Ndlovu said Deysel flashed his light (in his hand) a few times for the driver to stop but the driver did not slow down.

The SA Municipal Workers’ Union said it would meet with its shop stewards to discuss safety matters following Deysel’s death.

Provincial secretary Jaycee Ncanana said the issue of officers’ safety during roadblocks had been raised previously and the union was given an assurance that its members were safe.