Family of a man who died in custody suspect police brutality

Police Watchdog, IPID is investigating the death of a man who died at Rondebosch police station.

According to reports, Nadeem Khan (37) was arrested in the area on suspicion of trying to sell a stolen cellphone over the weekend, a claim his family vehemently denies.

Dr Amin Khan, brother of the deceased says the phone belonged to Nadeem and was fully paid for.

Nadeem spoke to my mom while in the parking lot and told her he lost his keys... while talking to my mom, two police officers approached him. She heard him tell police officers 'don't grab my phone, it is my phone I paid for it.' And my mom said take the names of the officers and let me tell them that it is your phone. At that time the phone went off...

Dr Amin Khan, brother of the deceased

Nadeem's parents rushed to the police station and after an hour of waiting a trauma counselor told them that their son had passed away.

The counselor relayed the news to me as well and i actually pinched myself to see if this was real.

Dr Amin Khan, brother of the deceased

A post-mortem has been conducted but the cause of death remains unknown, says Khan. He says Nadeem's face had bruises and his eyes were swollen and as a family they can't rule any form of brutality out.

Listen below to hear more of what happened at Rondebosch police station:

Read More
Tips on how to repurpose grey water for your garden

Tips on how to repurpose grey water for your garden

Water from your bath, shower, washing machine and kitchen sink can be used to water gardens during level 3 water restrictions.

Cape Town City ready for festive season influx

Cape Town City ready for festive season influx

Law enforcement in Cape Town says it has plans in place.

Eateries must pay waitering staff basic wage (patrons not obliged to tip)

Eateries must pay waitering staff basic wage (patrons not obliged to tip)

Waitering staff seem to survive solely on tips yet the Sectoral Determination Act impels restaurant owners to pay basic wages.

Students warned against bogus colleges

Students warned against bogus colleges

Department of Higher Education and training (DHET) warns students to verify accreditation of private colleges before registering.

Soweto police brutality victim 'lives in constant fear' since alleged attack

Soweto police brutality victim 'lives in constant fear' since alleged attack

The young man who was allegedly shot by police officers in Orlando East, Soweto, earlier this year says he now lives in constant fear.

Douglasdale CPF 'disappointed' by police brutality case

Douglasdale CPF 'disappointed' by police brutality case

A video has emerged purportedly showing two police officers choking a man until he passes out.