Deadline for code of conduct during national state of disaster

Law enforcement has 5 days to develop and publish a code of conduct regulating the behaviour of its members during a national state of disaster. This comes after the high court in Pretoria ordered the suspension and investigation of SANDF, SAPS and JMPD members implicated in the death of an Alexandra man.Collins Khosa was allegedly beaten to death, in his own yard. Slindelo Masikane reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Law enforcement has five days to develop and publish a code of conduct regulating the behaviour of its members during a national state of disaster.

This comes after the high court in Pretoria ordered the suspension and investigation of SANDF, SAPS and JMPD members implicated in the death of an Alexandra man.

Collins Khosa was allegedly beaten to death, in his own yard.

It's alleged Khosa died from blunt force trauma to the head after allegedly being assaulted and tortured by members of the defence force.

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The court has ordered an immediate investigation

“The SAPS is investigating it as a murder case, the SANDF has an internal investigation, JMPD as well as IPID," said Khosa family lawyer, Wikus Steyl.

Until now, there have been no rules for how law enforcement is meant to conduct themselves.

“It’s important that the code of conduct is published so all 73,000 soldiers roaming the street with assault rifles know what they are entitled to do and how with least physical force,” Steyl said.

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