- A disturbing video is currently circulating on social media
- It shows a woman allegedly being assaulted by police officers
- Reports claim that the woman was scared to pull over for the cops because she was not sure if they were legitimate
A video being shared on social media shows a lady allegedly being assaulted by Tshwane Metro Police officers at a petrol station. It is reported that the lady was too scared to pull over for the cops in the dark so she drove to a nearby public area where the cops manhandled her. The incident occurred on Tuesday night.
Yusuf Abramjee shared the video on his Twitter account. It is here where the report was made that the woman was too scared to pull over in case the cops were fake. In the footage, the woman can be seen stepping out of her white VW Polo as the officers walk towards the car. She is then pulled towards a TMPD vehicle by four officers(three male and one female). The woman looks scared and calls for help.
An on-looker attempts to help but is stopped by law enforcement on the scene. The clip goes on to show the woman being thrown to the ground and handcuffed.
According to News24, the incident has been confirmed by TMPD. An internal investigation is underway.
Many social media users were outraged by the incident. Twitter user Nqaba1985 said:
"Those metro police probably don't know about this protocol! As a woman I would never stop at night for police! Those female officers should have been the first ones to understand why she did that. I hope she gets a good lawyer! #BeingFemale"
"The police commissioner himself has said that citizens should drive to a public place if they feel unsafe. SA is too far gone"
"This is sad, she still wouldn't know if she's being abducted"
"Hope she will lay charges against them and sue them in their personal capacity. There is nothing wrong she did if she felt unsafe and went to a nearby garage, as much as a close police station would have been much better"
"You can't trust anyone this days, it's her right to be alert"
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