No, Bheki Cele, police brutality is not justifiable. Ever
The minister’s refusal to condemn disproportionate use of force by the police is extremely dangerous for SA
Editor’s note: This story was originally published in Sunday Times Daily earlier in 2020, and is being republished as part of the editors’ choice edition.
Is police brutality ever justified? In all the incidents that have dominated the news of late, where state security forces have assaulted and sometimes killed unarmed members of the public — George Floyd, Elijah McClain and others abroad; Collins Khosa, Bulelani Qolani and others in SA — the answer is a big fat no. ..