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sapsNews24 reports that four police officers stationed at the Honeydew police station in Gauteng have been arrested for the assault and murder of a detainee.  

The incident happened on Sunday night.  The constables, aged 25 to 36, were arrested on Friday, spokesperson for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Sontaga Seisa, indicated.  He reported further as follows:  "It is alleged that the four on-duty constables continuously punched and kicked the two arrested males until the 39-year-old male dropped down whilst in handcuffs.  The fact that the deceased dropped down and started bleeding did not deter the constables from assaulting and kicking him."  After the assault, the detainees were left in the holding cell.  The deceased man’s cellmate alerted officers when he started to breathe abnormally, but this was ignored.  Later, the police removed the surviving assault victim and took him to Randburg police station for detention."  The police officers were scheduled to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • Read the original of the above report by Jeanette Chabalala at News24

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