A video has been shared on social media which showed a police officer slapping an arrested man and the footage left Mzansi divided.
On Tuesday, a video went viral which showed a cop getting hard-handed with a man they had arrested.
Briefly.co.za gathered it is not known when or where the incident took, nor has it been revealed what the man was arrested for.
The footage was shared on Twitter by @Effgroundforces, who tagged the SAPS to find out if it was legal for cops to assault arrestees.
A lot of South Africans condemned the actions of the cop, adding it was not his job to assault alleged criminals.
Social media user @nikMorgans commented: "How do u make a crime on top of another crime this officer must face the law as well."
Another tweep, @stimslo, commented: "Doing this only instills hatred in someone, such that their self worth is diminished and only hardens one further. regardless of my crime, I am a human being and there is much you can do to make me or break me... this kind of slapping only breaks me further and boy oh boy..."
Asiphilesonke, who goes by the Twitter handle @Asiphilesonke1 wrote: "Their job is to make arrests, not discipline. Or are we guilty until proven innocent?"
However, some tweeps felt the cop did nothing wrong and the arrested man probably committed a serious crime.
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