In 2014, Glebelands block committee chairman Zinakile Fica died in police custody in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. A forensic pathologist concluded that an old apartheid-era asphyxiation method called “tubing” was likely the cause of the heart attack he had suffered. To what extent do police still use this terrifying torture tactic today? A Viewfinder and Carte Blanche investigation uncovers how some members of the police service are still using this method to during interrogations.
This story was produced by Viewfinder and aired on Carte Blanche on 3 October 2021.