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Investigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika digs up the dark side of Saps

Investigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika has co-written an exposé on the instances of brutality in South African Police Service (Saps).

The newspaper report reveals how police brutality, alleged executions and torture have become commonplace as many policemen regress towards criminal tactics.

According to statistics, police have allegedly killed 423 people, with 244 dying in custody, 3711 being assaulted, and 145 tortured in the past year.

It becomes a problem when police officers, who are meant to protect us, start behaving like criminals themselves. The issues are happening all over the country; it's worse when 30 killings or tortures are linked to the same officers.

Mzilikazi wa Afrika, investigative journalist

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Wa Afrika says there needs to be an improved relationship between communities and police officers, adding that without trust, the service cannot gain the respectability that it deserves.

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This article first appeared on 702 : Investigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika digs up the dark side of Saps


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