POLICE BRUTALITY

Police are not being held accountable for child killings, watchdog records reveal

39 children died at the hands of police or in custody between April 2012 and March 2018

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 September 2020

Durban is “waging war” on the poor during a pandemic, says shack dweller movement

Homes demolished in Cato Manor

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 July 2020

Court finds JHB “clean up” “cruel, humiliating, degrading and invasive”

Police raids in 2017/18 were unconstitutional and done with ulterior motives

By Tania Broughton - 3 July 2020

Civil society steps in to monitor complaints against the police and army

Earlier lockdown restrictions prevented many people from reporting abuses, says activist

By Liezl Human - 15 June 2020

IPID a no-show in Petrus Miggels police assault probe

Investigator has still not returned to the scene of the assault or interviewed key witnesses, according to Miggels’ family

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 June 2020

“We want to love the police, but they don’t want to love or respect us”

Picket held outside Parliament in solidarity with US protests against police brutality

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 June 2020

Police watchdog pulls investigators from state capture probe

IPID recalls two members of team investigating former police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane

By Daneel Knoetze - 28 May 2020

“There can be no justification for torture, ever” – top brass tell police

Police who refuse to comply with internal directive may be held personally liable

By Tania Broughton - 21 May 2020

Judge reprimands ministers of police and defence for “lockdown brutality”

Court orders suspension of police and military involved in the torture and death of Collins Khosa

By Tania Broughton - 15 May 2020
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Details of two additional alleged lockdown killings by police revealed

Police were accused of killing five people during the enforcement of the first three weeks of Covid-19 lockdown

By Daneel Knoetze - 30 April 2020
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Resident alleges police beat and shot him for filming lockdown operation

Police minister “must act swiftly against the criminal elements in the SAPS”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 April 2020
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IPID records six alleged killings by police in first week of lockdown

IPID is also investigating 13 complaints related to shootings and 14 assault cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 3 April 2020
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Man blinded by rubber bullet during 2018 protest still waiting for action from IPID

Sivuyisiwe Dyani lost his sight during a protest in Hermanus

By Tariro Washinyira - 2 April 2020
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Police kill three people in three days of lockdown. This is normal for South Africa

Lockdown exposes police brutality that has always been widespread and routine

By Daneel Knoetze - 1 April 2020
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Ethiopian shop owners in Diepsloot say police are stealing their goods and cash during raids

Police are terrorising us, says shopowner

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 March 2020
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Man alleges police beat him with a sjambok

Abongile Mayekiso says he was severely assaulted by police who accused him of being a thief

By Velani Ludidi - 18 November 2019