Covid-19: Police brutality

We take a look at police brutality during the lockdown and discuss what people can do.

Elisha Kunene is a candidate attorney in the Land Rights department at Richard Spoor Inc. Attorneys, a former legal researcher at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Seychelles, an occasional essayist and a contributor to Just Us Under a Tree, a podcast about the Constitutional Court and South African law.

Daneel Knoetze is a journalist and the editor of Viewfinder. He investigates police brutality and the failure of police oversight mechanisms in South Africa.

Thato Masiangoako joined SERI as a researcher in March 2019. Prior to joining SERI she served as a policy analyst at the Centre for Development and Enterprise and worked with the Constitution Hill Education Project. She holds an MA in Politics (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MSc in African Politics (with Merit) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She also received her Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours degree (Politics and International Relations) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Thato’s latest research explores the place of the law in society. She is interested in the ways in which the law can be used as a tool for good but also understanding the ways in which it is often weaponised against the most marginal and vulnerable groups in society.