The Ipid reported in their 2015/2016 annual report that two police officials were prosecuted and convicted for torture. They were fined R500 and R12 000 respectively
In March, Kgolofelu Khoza was allegedly chained in a crouching position to a door in an isolation unit – also known as the “bomb cells” – at Johannesburg Correctional Centre. He claims he was kept there for two days and a night.
“They first bound my feet with leg irons and then they slipped my hands between my legs and cuffed them, and then fixed the other end of the cuffs to the grill door,” Khoza told human rights lawyer Egon Oswald, who consulted with Khoza.
He gave Oswald permission to share the details of the consultation with the Wits Justice Project.