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Lawmen breaking the law is inexcusable

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Since when has any form of child abuse been justified – no matter what the circumstances?


14 May 2020
PREMIUM!
Lawmen breaking the law is inexcusable

Screenshot from a video taken of the KwaDukuza incident.

One of the many ominous aspects of this coronavirus lockdown has been the lust for power and control by some members of the security forces. But, even worse, is the lengths to which their bosses are prepared to go to excuse them when they behave badly. The head of the SA National Defence Force defended soldiers accused of brutality by implying they may have been “provoked”. Police minister Bheki Cele announced that an officer accused of blaspheming against Muslim prophet Muhammad when arresting people at an illegal prayer gathering had, in fact, been referring to someone there by the name...

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