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ConCourt-SA police obliged to probe Zim torture
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the SAPS are obliged to investigate claims of torture committed in Zimbabwe. The Constitutional Court in a landmark case ruled unanimously that the South African Police Service (SAPS) are obliged to investigate allegations of torture committed in Zimbabwe, which were reported to them. In a judgment handed down on Thursday, the court held that “the SAPS had a duty to investigate crimes against humanity of torture allegedly committed in Zimbabwe…where the country in which the crimes occurred is unwilling or unable to investigate and if, on the facts and circumstances of the particular case, an investigation would be reasonable and practicable”.