Urgent probe into viral video of cops slapping and dragging woman

Urgent probe into viral video of cops slapping and dragging woman

- A video recently went viral as it revealed how two male police officers dragged and slapped a woman at a police station

- The aggressive behaviour of the two cops caused a huge public outcry

- The two officers have been identified and provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela has launched an urgent probe into the circumstances of the incident

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) often comes in for huge criticism from the citizens of Mzansi.

Last week, the complaints were on a more lighthearted note following the botched salute at the funeral of prominent businessman Richard Maponya.

However, another video soon emerged that revealed a disturbing incident and is proving to be a damning indictment of the organisation.

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The incident took place at a police client service centre in Sedibeng and the footage shows how two police officers manhandle a woman.

The male cops drag the lady across the floor and then start slapping her.

One of the witnesses in the background can be heard sympathising with the helpless woman.

Following a huge public outcry, the two officers have been identified, as reported by TimesLIVE.

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Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela has taken decisive action and launched an urgent probe into the circumstances of the incident.

Brigadier Mathapelo Peters confirmed that the incident took place on Saturday.

Peters said, “To this end, the members captured on the video have been identified and the departmental investigation is under way."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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