We can do anything, says cop

2008-08-13 00:00

ARE foreign nationals in Pietermaritzburg at the receiving end of South African police harassment? Up until last month, 26-year-old Zimbabwean refugee Phinias Joe probably would have said no. Despite having been in South Africa since 2004, he’d never been asked by police for his ID book, let alone his (valid) refugee papers.

“The message from Director Badul was that it was not a matter to be swept under the carpet,” she said. “There is every indication that they are taking it seriously, that they are treating it as an incident of police brutality, and have begun internal investigations.”

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