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To: Major General Bhekinkosi Langa, The Acting Provincial Commissioner, SAPS KZN

Investigate PMB police brutality and torture allegations

Nothing will bring back the lives lost. The latest on this campaign is that IPID are investigating and family members of the deceased have engaged the Colonel of the K9 Unit with their grievances which has resulted in an investigation. The families of the five deceased would like to thank everyone who supported this campaign.

Investigate PMB police brutality and torture allegations

We call on you Police Commissioner Langa to commit to fully investigating, identifying and disciplining all members of the K9 unit involved in leaking photos on social media platforms of the deceased without the knowledge or consent from their families.

Why is this important?

5 young men aged 19-30 were shot and killed in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg on the 29th of March 2017 by the K9 unit. A lot is unclear about the deaths, but the families have evidence to believe that the boys were running away from the police at the time of their shooting. The deceased had never been charged and found guilty by any court of law. Even if they were, nothing warrants or justifies the inhumane way in which the Police handled the situation.

Following their gruesome murder, these young men's photos were then splashed on social media by these unthinking insensitive Police without consent or knowledge by their families thus inflicting further cruel punishment on the grieving families. The purpose of this inhumane act is not known.

This is the worst form of cruelty and no family must ever be put through this again at the hands of the very people who are supposed to serve and protect them.

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2019-06-11 14:34:11 +0200

Petition is successful with 193 signatures

2017-06-14 19:57:05 +0200

100 signatures reached

2017-06-14 13:05:23 +0200

50 signatures reached

2017-06-14 12:22:37 +0200

25 signatures reached

2017-06-08 15:34:34 +0200

10 signatures reached