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

Mduduzi Nkosi was shot at three times by police officers in Orlando East, Soweto, in an alleged case of mistaken identity earlier this year.

Since the traumatic ordeal in March, Nkosi says he regularly sees one of his alleged attackers in the community and lives in fear.

He says his life has drastically changed, with serious implications to his job, family, social life and health.

'It's scary. I don't trust the police anymore. I fear for my life, and don't know if they'll come finish me off. I live with the fear that someday I might not make it back home.

Mduduzi Nkosi, victim allegedly attacked by Soweto police

Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:

Nkosi was ambushed and shot at in his forearm and in his right thigh by plain-clothed police officers in an unmarked vehicle.

Thereafter, he was placed in the intensive care unit at Lesedi Private Hospital in Diepkloof where suspicious and unidentified persons, claiming to be Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) officials, attempted to pay him a private visit.


This article first appeared on 702 : Soweto police brutality victim 'lives in constant fear' since alleged attack


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