Brutal cops are not above the law
Miyelani Hlungwani Mukhomi, Limpopo
There have been many complaints about police brutality and videos have gone viral showing the excessive use of force by SA Police Service officers. They forget that no one is above the law in South Africa. Two years ago, Mozambican minibus taxi driver Mido Macia was dragged behind a police van and assaulted in the Daveyton police cells by eight officers. He died there.
I congratulate Judge Bert Bam for finding all eight policemen involved in the murder guilty. This is a good start. Every death in custody needs to be probed.
The judge is very competent and this is a good thing for the justice system of our country. Justice must be done and has to be done fairly.
Sometimes, police officers think they own the country. They are brutal and think the government will protect them. My sincere condolences to the Macia family for the loss of their loved one.