We are all Andries Tatane

21 04 2012
19 April 2012 – People against police brutality

What?           Interfaith Andries Tatane memorial ceremony, testimonial against police brutality, and march to Harare Police Station
When?          Sunday 22nd April 2012 at 12h30
Where?         Way of Life Church / Multi-purpose centre, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha
Directions?   Visit http://g.co/maps/ucmky or contact Moza @ 0791176943 / 0213672122

We are all Andries Tatane!

There is a little bit of Andries Tatane in each and every one of us.

As he fought for service delivery for his community in Ficksburg, we fight for toilets, electricity, houses and land here in Cape Town.

As he lived in the hellish township of Meqheleng, many of us are stuck in hell-like conditions in Khayelitsha, Nyanga, Delft and Manenberg.

As he was attacked, shot, beaten and ultimately killed by police for standing up for what he believed in, many of us are at times also attacked, shot, beaten and a few of us have even been killed at their hands. Read the rest of this entry »

Media: Amnesty red flag police brutality

17 05 2011

May 13 2011 at 02:20pm
By Craig Dodds

IOL pic may 13  Ficksburg ViolenceSABC

Andries Tatane clutches his chest after police shot him with rubber bullets; he collapsed and died about 20minutes later, before an ambulance could arrive. Read the rest of this entry »

The murder of Andries Tatane

17 04 2011

The murder of Andries Tatane is part of an epidemic of police violence and murder against community activists supported by the South African government.

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Police brutality: Protester beaten and shot to death

14 04 2011

Shocking images as police shown beating defenceless protester to death

Shocking images of police brutality were broadcast to the nation on television yesterday – they showed an unarmed man being beaten to death by a mob of policemen.

Pictures of the attack on the 33-year-old man by at least six policemen simultaneously, during a service delivery protest at Setsoto, in Ficksburg, eastern Free State, were shown on all SABC news bulletins last night. Read the rest of this entry »