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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Daneel Knoetze for Viewfinder.]

Viewfinder unpacks the mysterious ‘special closures’ at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) during former director Robert McBride’s suspension. Meanwhile, new stories of victims probably denied justice continue to emerge.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (IPID) intake registers are replete with complaints of heinous crimes by police officers across South Africa. One originates from a small, rural township in northern KwaZulu-Natal on the evening of 29 June 2014.

It recounts how Zikhona Hadebe*, a woman in her late twenties, got into a fight with her partner. The fight was apparently severe enough for her to call 10111, the police emergency hotline, for help. The operator told her to sit tight; officers were on the way to assist.

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South Africa at a Glance
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.6% y/y in November 2019 (CPI) & +2.3 y/y in November 2019 (PPI)
-0.6% q/q (3rd quarter of 2019)
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