Watch: “Tubing” – the apartheid torture method still being used by SAPS today

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This Carte Blanche episode was co-produced by Viewfinder and aired on M-Net on 3 October 2021.

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.

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