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Carolyn Raphaely

Apartheid culture of police brutality still alive today

The anniversary of the death of Neil Aggett is a poignant reminder that police brutality is still happening in post-apartheid South Africa.

Denying paraplegic bail is ‘torture’

Doctor says keeping sickly awaiting-trial prisoner in jail is a denial of his constitutional rights. Carolyn Raphaely reports.

Paraplegic’s hellish ordeal in prison

Unlike Oscar Pistorius, who awaits trial in luxury, paraplegic Ronnie Fakude had to share a cell with 87 men.

Toxic meltdown at forensic labs

The country's top pathologists say laboratories are running on a backlog of up to 10 years, leaving the criminal justice system in the lurch.

Aunt queries postmortem report on boy

More than four years after a 14-year-old boy allegedly used his trousers to hang himself in a police cell, the inquest into his death has begun.

Who killed Leon Booysen?

The death of a teenager in police custody remains a mystery four years after he allegedly hanged himself.

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