Case against Ivory Park cop to resume

10 police officers are accused of torturing and killing an Ivory Park man.

FILE: 10 police officers accused of torturing and killing an Ivory Park man, Khuthazile Mbedu who died in hospital last year, four days after being arrested for car theft. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The case against 10 police officers accused of killing an Ivory Park man is expected to resume in the Tembisa Magistrates Court this morning.

Khuthazile Mbedu died in hospital last year four days after he was arrested for alleged car theft.

The 10 policemen are currently out on bail and have indicated that they intend pleading not guilty.

It's understood 37-year-old Mbedu was first brutally assaulted at his home in Ivory Park, while his family sat helplessly in another room and again while in custody at the local police station.

Police watchdog, Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has also revealed that the investigating officer on the case has asked for extra protection after it emerged that some of the accused were spotted walking outside her house.

It's believed that this may have been an act of intimidation.