sapsNews24 reports that the case against four police officers accused of assaulting and killing a detainee has been postponed to later this week for a formal bail application.  

The four, based at the Honeydew police station, allegedly assaulted two men who were detained in the holding cell on 20 October.  One of the men later died.  The officers, who were arrested on Friday, appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.  Their case was postponed to 30 October.  According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), the four constables continuously punched and kicked the two arrested males until the one dropped down whilst handcuffed.  "The fact that the deceased dropped down and started bleeding did not deter the constables from assaulting and kicking him further.  After the assaults, the suspects left the two men in the holding cell.  The surviving assault victim tried to alert the police as he noticed that the deceased was breathing abnormal, but they ignored the report,” Ipid indicated.  Bail will be opposed by the state.


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