The death of a suspected thief from injuries he sustained while in detention in Tzaneen should raise eyebrows.
Boccacio Mabokhana was arrested at his workplace in Nkowa-Nkowa for allegedly stealing from a scrap yard.
He was released the following day without being charged. But he was so badly injured he had to be rushed to hospital where he died a few days later.
What has come to light is that the police had acted hastily and had no case against Mabokhana.
The department of Correctional Services - whose duty it is to protect prisoners - must probe the fatal injuries he sustained.
A person's life cannot just end like that.
His family needs answers.