South Africa Bloodshed Begets Bloodshed

South Africa Bloodshed Begets Bloodshed

The autopsy report was clear: Andries Raditsela, 29, died of a brain ) hemorrhage "consistent with a blow or a fall." What the report did not say was that Raditsela, a prominent black South African union leader, had died a day after his release from police custody last week. He was not the only victim of apparent official violence. Later in the week, South African police confirmed that another black activist, Student Leader Sipho Mutsi, 20, had died after suffering "convulsions" while undergoing police interrogation. In Mutsi's case, the autopsy report noted that death could have been caused by "a blow...

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