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'Cops beat me up over Gardee who I had never heard of'

Watchdog probes police brutality claim

Mandla Khoza Freelance journalist

Police watchdog Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating allegations of assault of a 26-year-old man who claimed he was punched and brutalised by cops who were searching for then missing Hillary Gardee.

Njabulo Magudulela, 26, who lives a few streets away from Gardee's home in KaMagugu, Mpumalanga, received a rude awakening from a group of plain-clothed police who stormed his home two days after Gardee's disappearance on Friday April 29. ..

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