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

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7 September 2020

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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3 June 2020

Police watchdog pulls investigators from state capture probe

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

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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

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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

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15 May 2020

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

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30 April 2020

Resident alleges police beat and shot him for filming lockdown operation

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

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17 April 2020

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

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3 April 2020

Man blinded by rubber bullet during 2018 protest still waiting for action from IPID

Sivuyisiwe Dyani lost his sight during a protest in Hermanus

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2 April 2020

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

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1 April 2020

Man alleges police beat him with a sjambok

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

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18 November 2019