More than 120,000 people have signed an online petition to demand justice for 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius, who was allegedly shot and killed by police in Eldorado Park on Wednesday last week. Julius had Down syndrome. Hazel Waydene, who started the petition last Thursday, wrote that Julius was “shot for no[…]
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said on Friday night it had decided to arrest two police officers in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julius. In a short statement, Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the police watchdog had taken the decision on “careful consideration of the evidence at[…]
Demonstrations against racism and police brutality have spread to even more cities across the United States as people in many parts of the country defied curfews to protest against the killing of George Floyd. The days-long protests sweeping the nation have reawakened outrage over years of deaths of Black people[…]
With South Africans four weeks into the national lockdown implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, 41 congregants were arrested at the weekend in separate parts of the country for apparently disobeying lockdown regulations. On Saturday, in a video that has gone viral, police intruded on a group of Muslim[…]
Wesbank, home to one the most impoverished communities on the Cape Flats has found the national lockdown period nothing less than dehumanizing. On one hand residents are forced to endure endless days and nights of ever-growing food deprivation and on the other, they are subjected to acts of police brutality[…]
Torture, rape, killings, assault – South Africans lodged 42,365 criminal complaints against the police between April 2012 and March 2019. Viewfinder’s debut investigation exposes how underfunding, State Capture and statistical manipulation at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) failed the victims and helped violent criminals in the police service escape[…]
A major highway was blocked for hours on Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators protested police brutality against Israelis of Ethiopian descent after an officer killed a 24-year-old earlier this month. On 18 January, Yehuda Biadga was walking around his neighborhood in Bat Yam, just south of Tel Aviv, holding a[…]
A Cape Town man was allegedly manhandled by city traffic officers yesterday, in video footage posted on Facebook that has since gone viral. Speaking to VOC News on Tuesday, Zaahira Allie said her father 51 year old Zainodien Allie had gone to assist his 81-year-old uncle Yusuf Davids in Belmore[…]
A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina’s largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing[…]
One person has been shot in Charlotte, North Carolina protests against the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Riot police are firing tear gas into the crowd. The governor declared a state of emergency and ordered in National Guard and state troopers. Peaceful protests turned violent on Wednesday, night[…]
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