Pretoria - Police officers that kill us for trying to make living have no place in our community - Soshanguve community members have warned.
The community of Soshanguve north of the city torched the local police station earlier on Friday after a community member was beaten to death.
According to community members still gathered at the entrance of the community just after the R80 Mabopane Highway, police officers embarked on a raid chasing youngsters selling pirated CDs early in the morning.
However things escalated as members watched in horror as a group of officers beat Thomas Ditshele,30, to death after he had fallen while trying to escape the police.
In anger the members said they then demanded to see the station commander of the Soshanguve police station who they were informed would arrive at 3pm.