POLICE BRUTALITY

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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
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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