Family of KZN alleged police brutality victim wants answers

Family of KZN alleged police brutality victim wants answers

The family of a KwaZulu-Natal taxi driver, who was allegedly killed by police in Ulundi, is still reeling from the tragedy.

Lindani Dludla’s grandmother, S’bongile, says his death is painful as he was the breadwinner and now there is no one left to support the family.

The family claims that the police beat up and took the taxi driver away last month.

He was being investigated for being in possession of an unlicensed firearm

They say when he returned, he was bleeding severely. He died the next day in the hospital.

“They tightened his hand and beat him up. His girlfriend was told to go to another room and the girlfriend heard the noise as they were beating him up. He was taken to the local clinic but they referred him to the hospital as he was over-bleeding, and he couldn’t even talk to his mother.”

Gogo Dludla says the family wants answers.

“We want to know who killed Lindani and why he was brutally killed like this. Nobody will support his children and we are disappointed as a family as we don’t know what we are going to do.”

Dludla’s death sparked violent protests in the community of Embilane as residents barricaded roads and closed the town.

They were demanding justice for Dludla.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the matter. – Report by Slindile Zulu and picture credit: Zululand Observer

Limpopo police constable shoots family before killing herself

Limpopo police constable shoots family before killing herself

A 34-year-old female constable stationed at Lephalale SAPS, in Limpopo, has shot and killed her husband.

She also wounded her teenage daughter before turning a gun on herself.

According to the police, the constable had had an argument with her 34-year-old husband before fatally shooting him nine times with a service pistol at Kloppenheim, in Onverwacht.

She then left for Mokopane to an area called Ga-Mokaba and burnt their house. She later called the police, informing them about the shooting and promised to hand herself over. However, she instead drove to Nellmapius Section in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where she shot her 17-year-old daughter, before turning the gun on herself.

She succumbed to the self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Her daughter, who is in matric, survived the incident.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has opened an inquest into the matter. – Report by Ratlou Mabula