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Further claims hit Gauteng 'torture cops'

2012-09-14 13:02

Johannesburg - Police apparently tried to do a post mortem on a Pretoria man that was allegedly tortured and murdered in their custody before the family knew of his death, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said on Friday.

Lebogang Legodi, 28, was allegedly tortured around 20:00 on Wednesday at the Chamdor police station on the West Rand, said spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

"It is alleged that the deceased was picked up at his parents' home in Ga-Rankuwa by members of the SAPS on 12 September 2012 [Wednesday] in the afternoon," he said.

Following the alleged torture, Legodi was taken to Leratong Hospital in an unmarked vehicle, but was not admitted, as he had already died.

Dlamini said: "Apparently the police tried to have the post mortem done before the family became aware of the death."

The post mortem was to be held on Tuesday.

No arrests had been made.

Comments
  • lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-14 13:30

    No arrests? Why am I not surprised...

  • jon.harris.9421450 - 2012-09-14 13:34

    what was he arrested for?

  • karabo.legodi.54 - 2012-09-14 13:52

    I have had a traumatic breakdown because of SAPS police men, these guys are above the law!

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-09-14 15:00

    Its not surprising \their bosses\ wants carte blanche powers to \classify\ information.

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-14 15:43

    A country turning against itself.

  • ofentse.euginiam - 2012-09-14 21:33

    Those Cops must be arrested they are heartless.

  • kingwane1 - 2012-09-18 07:49

    This is so so cold and heartless killing a man in cold blood i hope some people sleep well after taking a life because some sins r never forgiven by God!

  • kingwane1 - 2012-09-18 07:49

    This is so so cold and heartless killing a man in cold blood i hope some people sleep well after taking a life because some sins r never forgiven by God!

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