[gauteng] - Five cops investigated after Ekurhuleni man dies in custody

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JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Monday said it was investigating a case of murder and assault against five officers after a man died during detention in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.

Spokesperson Moses Dlamini said two police constables stopped a vehicle on Sunday, ferrying six family members as they suspected that the driver was drunk.

The driver resisted arrest initially and the constables called for backup.

"The driver was arrested and taken to Katlehong north [SA Police Service] SAPS along with two of his passengers. It is alleged that three men were assaulted at the back of the police station by at least five police officers," Dlamini said....

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