Before handcuffing Mido Macia to the back of the police van, police allegedly remarked “you are not even South African” __________

According to the report in today’s Sowetan, evidence of Lindiwe Ngwenya who was with Mido Macia at the time of his arrest, police stopped and asked him why he was parked in a spot which was not allowed. Macia pointed to two other minibuses which were parked in a similar position to his, Ngwenya said. The police officers then asked for his driver’s licence
After showing his licence, the officers allegedly responded: “you are parked in an unauthorised place…and you are not even South African.”

Foreigners used as ATMs by police

The headline I have put at the top is that of the Star hard copy edition

Raymond Suttner: violence in politics and society today (Polity video)

Raymond Suttner: Remedying parliamentary stalemate (Polity video)

Raymond Suttner: Parliamentary paralysis: worse is not better (Polity)

Raymond Suttner: Does national oppression persist in South Africa today? (Polity)

Raymond Suttner, Popular power, constitutional democracy and crisis: 1994-2014

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Raymond Suttner: Erosion of trust and paralysis in crucial institutions (Polity)

Nomboniso Gasa, No Mr Deputy President, we are not responsible

Sipho Kings, Is Marikana miners’ blood on all of our hands?

Raymond Suttner, What does it mean to be radical in South Africa today? (Polity)

Raymond Suttner, 20 years of democracy and question of popular participation (published in Grace &Truth)

Twenty years of Democracy – Raymond Suttner

Raymond Suttner, Does parliament represent the people? (Polity)

Imraan Buccus, Protests make for interesting times ahead

Raymond Suttner, Legality under attack (Polity video)

Greg Nicolson, Marikana commission: a cop who stands for truth and accountability

Niren Tolsi, Marikana’s Rambo-evidence stacks up against the SAPS

Raymond Suttner, We must entrench the principle of non-violence

Cops mum on Bekkersdal incident

There is dispute over what type of ammunition was used and role of VIP and ordinary police. What is clear, however, is that the ANC canvassers/leaders were not welcomed in Bekkersdal, in fact met very hostile reception.