- A motorist in Pretoria has claimed that the TMPD assaulted him
- He says that it is after he refused to pay a bribe
- Pictures showing his bruised hands were shared on social media
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A motorist from Pretoria has claimed that Tshwane Metro Police Department officers recently arrested him after he refused to pay a bribe. According to his story, the cops manhandled him and used cable ties to on his hands, charging him with reckless driving. When the man wanted to open his own charges against them, they dropped the case.
The story was shared on Twitter by Yusuf Abramjee and had accompanying pictures showing a male's bruised hands. It appears to be marks made by the cable ties he was allegedly subdued with.
Many social media users were outraged by this story while others feared for their own safety. Twitter user Maskandi7 said:
"I might be next ke cause I don't pay bribes, I always politely ask them to do their job accordingly"
"These so called law enforcement agents in our country abusing their power should be brought to justice"
"I did buy secret camera for R150... any cop try any nonsense with me, they going to jail!!!!"
"Citizens are under attack. They under attack from criminals, they are under attack from the police. First step is to remove all the police officers with criminal records from the police force and replace them with brave young men who want to see their country prosper"
"It's December too many people will be man handled and arrested cause they failed to pay bribes"
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"Durban is the worst,every metro cop sees drivers as atm machines"
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