The Independent Police Investigative
Directorate has confirmed that it is investigating a death of a 23-year-old man
who died in police custody in Kleinvlei.
It is alleged that last week two Constables
saw two males in Muller Street where they were
conducting stop and search patrols.
23-year-old Bradley Abrahams was searched
and police found tik on him.
The suspect allegedly escaped from a police
van outside the police station but was rearrested.
IPID Spokesperson Moses Dlamini said
Abrahams allegedly escaped from police custody. The policemen chased and caught
him. He was taken back to the police van and he was bleeding at the time.
Dlamini added that, police tried to take
Abrahams to holding cells in Mfuleni, but they were told to take him to
hospital instead. He died when he arrived at Tygerberg Hospital, after being taken
in an ambulance.
He concluded by saying that the
investigation into the issue has started.
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