Thursday, May 16, 2013

South African Police Accused Of Using Torture

One of South Africa's leading anti-apartheid stalwarts has lambasted his country's police force after a string of accusations about their brutal methods - including torture.

Ronnie Kasrils, who served in the first democratically-elected South African Government, told Sky News: "This is not what we fought for. The Nelson Mandela I know would have been outraged at the police brutality."

The criticism from one of the leading lights of the anti-apartheid era will be keenly felt at a time when the country is still immersed in the inquiry into what went wrong at Marikana last August, when 34 striking miners were shot dead by police.