Briefly.co.za reported on the disturbing incident where two male police officers were seen dragging and slapping a female at a police station. We share some of the strong reactions from the public here.
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Briefly.co.za reported on the viral video that revealed how two male police officers manhandled a woman at a police station.
The unsavoury incident allegedly took place at the Evaton Police Station and SAPS have initiated an urgent probe.
The two cops have been identified, but it remains unclear how they will be dealt with.
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One thing is for sure though - South Africans are baying for blood.
Following our article, many responded via social media and shared their disdain.
Although some insisted that perspective was required, the majority felt that nothing justified the actions of the two men.
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Lilian Nel demanded to know:
"This is not the first time we have seen police brutality. We want to know what is going to be done about it."
Khaya Lethu called for the two cops to be severely punished:
"No probe to be launched here, the video gives it all! They must be fired and all their benefits forfeited. It's sad that the people who solemnly took oath are the worst abusers of times."
Thikane Ndela Yeko wanted to know if the woman provoked the officers:
"What she did? We have to ask ourselves that question before we throw stones to law enforcement officers."
Tandy Ntsinde shared a though-provoking response:
"So I've noticed how the question of 'yena lo sisi, what did she do' keeps popping up in the comments. What concerns me though is that it's mainly men, who keep asking this question. Now I just want to understand, once we know what she has done whether she was wrong or right, will that justify the behaviour of the 2 male police?
"Firstly they are wearing uniform, where is the respect for the clothes they are wearing?? They took an oath to Serve and Protect us. Which they have failed dismally. Secondly they are men, why is it so easy for South African men to raise a hand to a women? Why?
"Was it not enough that they dragged her across the floor to humiliate her? We all endure some kind of drama at work but you don't see us going around beating up people. So why is it easy for men to justify this rubbish. South African men are entertained by GBV hence the nonsensical comments of what did she do."
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