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‘I want my dignity, I want my house’: man tells of naked ordeal with cops

Officers have now been suspended for humiliating Bulelani Qolani, but he still wants more answers

James Stent

“I was in my room washing. I asked them for one minute. Then they threw me outside.”

This was how Bulelani Qolani described to GroundUp (https://www.groundup.org.za/article/i-was-in-my-room-washing-then-they-threw-me-outside-bulelani-qolani-describes-how-he-was-dragged-naked-from-his-shack/) how he was dragged naked from his home by City of Cape Town law-enforcement officers sent to demolish shacks at a site called eThembeni, near Empolweni, in Khayelitsha.

The video of Qolani being dragged from the shack on Wednesday was filmed by Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activist Bonga Zamisa and widely shared on social media. ..

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