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Ipid calls on Kempton Park residents to allow investigations into alleged murder to be concluded

Cops clashed with an angry mob yesterday who claimed a police officer beat and suffocated a man.

A Nigerian man dies after allegedly swallowing drugs when confronted by police.Picture : Kgothatso Mogale/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has called on Kempton Park residents to allow investigations into the death of a Nigerian man to be concluded - before accusing officers for the killing.

Police clashed with an angry mob yesterday - who claimed a police officer beat up and suffocated a man - allegedly caught selling drugs.

The police watchdog has launched a full investigation into the incident - and says no arrests have been made yet.

An Ipid spokesperson said, “We’d like to appeal to the community… When it comes to things like this, a lot of people say a lot of things. It’s better to let authorities investigate the incident before anyone accuses anyone from doing anything.”

Kempton Park residents say they want justice and an end to what they call "ongoing police brutality against Nigerian residents".

WATCH: Alleged police brutality leads to the death of suspected drug dealer JHB

Police clashed with an angry mob yesterday, who claimed an officer had beaten up and suffocated a man caught selling drugs.

Ipid has now launched an investigation into the killing.

Nigerian residents living in the area claim the death is just one incident of ongoing police brutality against them.

This man says police come into their neighbourhoods and target them time and time again and they want justice.

“My people are being killed for nothing. This time it was a man with a future, with kids.”

This was the dominant message before a tense standoff with police.

Police used rubber bullets and stun grenades to stop residents who charged at them.

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