- A video revealed how a defiant suspect resisted the arrest of two police officers
- The two cops struggled to get the man into the back of their vehicle as the crowd of residents cheered him on
- Social media users were left frustrated by the incident and criticised the cops as well as the crowd in the background
It's really been a tough week for the South African Police Service (SAPS).
Briefly.co.za earlier reported on the urgent probe launched as two male cops were seen dragging and slapping a helpless woman.
To rub further salt into the wound, another video has emerged and its tarnished the image of the cops even further.
The footage reveals how two police officers fail in their attempt to arrest a suspect and force him into the police van.
The defiant suspect proves to be too strong and agile for the cops and at one point, he actually escapes from the vehicle.
A large group of residents gathered and cheered the man on in his efforts at resisting arrest.
The video recently went viral after being shared by Twitter user Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) and Briefly.co.za noted the angry reactions.
L_M_ (@LMalepe) said
"Police should really enforce the law. This defiance is just mockery to our SAPS."
Bmed (@ahmed_stofile) criticised the crowd that supported the suspect:
"Bunch of howlers cheering him up but will complain about lawlessness tomorrow."
Rendani (@rudy__0) empathised with the cops:
"When police use excessive force you are are the 1st one to come here and complain..this country is ungovernable."
THE NYENGANE’s SPOKEPERSON (@MfundoNyengane) added,
"This is absolutely disgusting for the community to watch and laugh and when tables are turned police are taking the blame,if you not wearing the blue you won’t understand it."
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