“It is alleged that the four on-duty constables continuously punched and kicked the two arrested males until the 39-year-old male dropped down whilst in handcuffs,” said Ipid spokesperson Sontaga Seisa on Friday.
He was allegedly assaulted on the floor. “After the assaults, the [police officers] left the arrested males in the holding cell.”
The man’s family went to visit him on Sunday and discovered that he had died.
Seisa said Ipid had decided not to release the name of the victim out of respect for him and his family.
Ipid was informed of the incident and after investigating arrested the constables. They are Rudzani Marumo, 36, Zanele Twala, 32, Mpho Tshikosi, 30, and Thabong Makgota, 25.