Series | Police violence in SA

Law enforcement relies on brutality and violence to keep the public in check. New Frame looks at how Covid-19 lockdown incidents have exacerbated fear and mistrust in the SAPS.

Long before the Covid-19 lockdown, impoverished residents, migrants, refugees, undocumented people, asylum seekers and shack dwellers were enduring the brunt of police violence in South Africa. 

The brute force of the state has intensified during the government’s Covid-19 lockdown, with the police and military killing more people in the first few weeks than the coronavirus.

New Frame is running a series on police violence that traces its history of systematic brutality and the devastating impact on the lives of vulnerable people. 

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