The annual report of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for the 2018/2019 financial year shows there has been an upsurge in cases of police brutality.

The annual report of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for the 2018/2019 financial year shows there has been an upsurge in cases of police brutality.

Pule Matlhageng

Pule Matlhageng

Johannesburg – A man was left with “open wounds and bruises” all over his body after being assaulted with a golf stick and kicked in the genitals, allegedly by police officers, while another was hit with a wheel spanner and hung on a tree for allegedly killing a businessman.

These are just some of the latest incidents of police brutality in attempts to extract the truth from suspects which happened in Zeerust in North West and Boipatong township in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng over the past three weeks.

At least five men were assaulted with various objects, punched and kicked allegedly by the men in blue who accused them of murder, theft and malicious damage to property, among other charges.

The annual report of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for the 2018/2019 financial year shows there has been an upsurge in cases of police brutality.

Almost 2000 dockets involving police brutality have been sent to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).