- Police have been slammed for being unprofessional after releasing a video of “drunk” Siya Nkosi
- The incident reportedly took place in March at the Sandton police station, but the video was only released on Friday
- The footage prompted a debate, where a lot of people slammed the footballer for his rude behaviour and other felt his right were violated by the officers who filmed him
A video has gone viral which showed an arrested Siyabonga Nkosi being disrespectful towards police officers before allegedly assaulting a female cop.
The footage was released on Friday and has since gathered a lot of attention on social media. Briefly.co.za learned the star footballer was allegedly arrested for driving under the influence.
Although South Africans slammed him for his behaviour, especially towards the officers, they pointed out the cops violated his rights by filming him.
The incident took place on 26 March this year, with JMPD’s chief superintendent Wayne Minnaar confirming Nkosi had been arrested for driving while intoxicated.
"What I can confirm with regards to the video that is out, is that that person in the video is being charged with drunken driving", Minnaar said.
However, according to Sandton police spokesperson Granville Meyer, he had no knowledge about the viral video, since he never saw it, Times LIVE reported.
Although the incident took place two months ago, it is not until now that the video had been released. It led to a debate on social media whether it cops were unprofessional in releasing the footage.
The video sees an alleged drunk Nkosi asking police to leave him alone and uncuff him before wanting to know why they’re taking pictures. He then walks over to the female cop filming him before hitting the phone out of her hand.
The videos prompted mixed reactions from tweeps.
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