POLICE BRUTALITY

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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
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Murder, rape and torture by police officers. Did IPID even investigate?

IPID used a category called “special closure” to close hundreds of such cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 18 November 2019
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Eyewitnesses describe police beating a man who had a mental disability

IPID appears not to have interviewed key witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 13 August 2019
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Sex workers speak of rape, corruption and harassment by police

Human Rights Watch calls for decriminalisation

By Zoë Postman - 12 August 2019
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Mentally disabled Sipho Mpinda was arrested on Thursday. On Monday his family found out he was dead

Police are investigating his death

By Vincent Lali - 12 June 2019
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Land occupiers apply for interdict against Ekurhuleni metro police

“The court will see who is lying and who is telling the truth”

By Zoë Postman - 9 April 2019
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Residents burn down Alra Park police station

Claims of race discrimination in housing allocation

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 March 2019
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Axolile Notywala opens case against police for brutality

SJC general secretary is being prosecuted for contravening the Regulation of Gatherings Act

By Thembela Ntongana - 6 February 2019
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Police assault case stuck in NPA

Eastern Cape man says he was accused of stealing fuel and badly beaten

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 10 October 2018
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Shack dwellers protest against assassinations

At least 16 activists aligned to Abahlali baseMjondolo have been killed since 2013

By Nomfundo Xolo and Thembela Ntongana - 8 October 2018

Tembisa land occupiers accuse police of brutality

City says it is committed to building houses on the land

By Nation Nyoka - 3 August 2018
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Municipal police accused of xenophobic attack

Immigrants running hair salons in Pietermaritzburg say they were assaulted even though they are operating legally

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 31 July 2018
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Study uncovers brutal policing of sex work

Civil society and the police have begun to work together to stop the abuse

By Ashleigh Furlong - 23 March 2018
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Milnerton police beat us up for no reason, say two Dunoon residents

Men lay charges of assault after being pepper-sprayed, punched and beaten

By Peter Luhanga - 23 January 2018
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Police unit probes shooting of Hout Bay teenager

Ona Dubula was shot in the mouth during a protest in September

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 19 January 2018
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IPID fails shack dweller after police shooting

Case of attempted murder opened three years after Patrick Sobutyu was shot

By Suné Payne - 10 November 2017