Police beat me with baseball bat, says Joburg man

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Bruises on the body of Gerald Carey, who says he was attacked by two Kempton Park policemen last week. (Photo: EyeWitnessNews)

Kempton Park man alleges brutal beating by police

A 32-year-old Kempton Park man says a vicious attack by two officers from Chloorkop Police Station has left him with a bruised body and stitches in his head. According to The Star, Gerald Carey says the officers stopped him while he was driving home at about 10pm on the 9th of May. Carey says one of the officers became aggressive when Carey rejected his demand for a bribe. Carey alleges he was later thrown into a police vehicle and driven to an isolated place where he was attacked with a baseball bat. Read more.

Westville inmate could be released after daughter admits lying about rape

Cedrick Shezi, who was sentenced to two life terms in 2005, could be released after his daughter admitted that she falsely accused him of raping her when she was 8 years old. Now 18, the girl says her mother forced her to lie about the rape so that she (mother) could get rid of Shezi and continue her relationship with another man. According to the Sowetan, Shezi has always maintained his innocence and has been granted leave to appeal his sentence and conviction by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

East Rand police boss accused of bullying staff and nepotism

Sources at the Germiston headquarters of the East Rand Flying Squad have accused their commander of vicitimising staff and abusing the system. The Star reports that Lieutenant-Colonel Mbongeni Aubrey Khumalo allegedly mistreated colleagues, used official vehicles for personal use, and frequently took unauthorised leave. The sources told the paper that Khumalo acts with impunity because he is protected by the top brass of the Gauteng police. Read more.

Corrupt North West officer caught red-handed

The New Age reports that a police officer was recently arrested for corruption. SAPS spokesman Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the officer allegedly accepted money to withdraw traffic tickets and cancel arrest warrants. The man was arrested outside the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court after being trapped by an undercover police officer.

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