Monday, May 16, 2011

Man Found Dead Cop Cell


Johannesburg - A man was found dead in a police holding cell in Klerksdorp, North West, on Monday morning, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) said.

"... (Numsa) is disgusted and angry at the death in custody of its campaigner comrade Pullman Dlamini," spokesperson Joe Montiisetse said in a statement.

Dlamini was "allegedly beaten up by the police" for "inadvertedly (sic) injuring a policeman's foot", on Sunday. He was found dead on Monday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said police pulled Dlamini over for negligent driving in Kanana township when he slightly injured an officer.

When Dlamini got out of his car he "smelled strongly of liquor", Ngubane said.

He said Dlamini's cellmates tried to rouse him for breakfast, but were unable to wake him. He could not speculate on the cause of death.

"It was a shock to the police and to everybody," Ngubane said.

For as long as Zuma is in power an Cele is head of police and the ANC is in control, this type of incident will be the order of the day.

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