POLICE BRUTALITY

Are SAPS commanders ignoring instructions to discipline brutal cops?

Upington death in custody raises questions

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9 November 2021

State liable for damages after teenager shot by off-duty cop

Court found it “shocking” that officer had been given a firearm despite failing shooting tests and being “consistently incompetent”

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9 November 2021

Give us better cops, say Mitchells Plain protesters

Residents of one of Cape Town’s largest townships demand better cops

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28 October 2021

Vital Concourt judgment on warrantless searches

Case arises out of “degrading and invasive” raids on “poor and vulnerable” communities in downtown Johannesburg

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25 October 2021

Police officers arrested for death in custody of Regan Naidoo

“My son died for something he knew nothing about” says father

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27 September 2021

Police use of deadly force must be curbed, says new expert report

Report says ratio of civilians killed by police to police killed on duty in South Africa, about 13 to one, is a cause for concern

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26 August 2021

City of Cape Town demolishes tent camp, leaving homeless without shelter

Law enforcement removes people living near the Green Point Tennis Courts

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25 August 2021

KZN family says police assaulted them and took goods that were not looted

Two family members and the pet dog shot with rubber bullets

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4 August 2021

Police commissioner Khehla Sitole admits that SAPS discipline needs overhaul

Sitole told Parliament that an “independent” discipline unit needs to be established

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1 June 2021

Parliament rebukes SAPS for poor discipline as watchdog probes 794 killings by police

But Parliament has failed to enforce its recommendations in the past

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25 May 2021

Yes, Minister Cele, we did do our homework

Police minister brushes off Viewfinder’s devastating findings on police brutality

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18 May 2021

How SAPS protects the killers within its ranks

Every year, police in South Africa kill hundreds of people and are accused of brutalising thousands more.

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11 May 2021

Bystander killed in Wits student protests

Protesters proceeded to Empire Road and blocked traffic in Johannesburg

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10 March 2021

Victim of metro police violence still waiting for a new wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi’s wheelchair was broken in November last year

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2 February 2021