Weaponizing the police
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟴 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Imagine getting arrested and sent to prison for something you didn’t do. That’s the horrifying fate of some remand detainees being held in South Africa’s most notorious maximum-security prisons. They say police are failing to properly investigate allegations before sending people to jail, with some landing behind bars after a single spurious complaint. For many, there’s no recourse. Are the police being used to settle personal scores? And could you be next? Carte Blanche investigates.
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