Video shows cops 'manhandling' taxi driver, SA reacts: "Unacceptable"

Video shows cops 'manhandling' taxi driver, SA reacts: "Unacceptable"

- Police officers were caught on video 'manhandling' a taxi driver

- The video has since surfaced online and left Mzansi with opposing views

- The JMPD confirmed an investigation has been launched to get to the bottom of the story

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Two Johannesburg Metro Police officers are under investigation after a video surfaced online showing them getting physical with a taxi driver.

The footage have circulated online this week but the JMPD could not yet confirm where or when the incident took place.

According to a report by News24, JMPD spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar the clip sparked a probe into the situation but they could not act against the cops until the complete story has been revealed.

"We cannot act against the officers, because we don't have all the facts. The officers are being investigated. When we get all the facts, we will release a statement," said Minnaar.

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Briefly.co.za learned the video sparked division on social media and South Africans were left with different views on the cops' behaviour.

Sabelo Smegs Mbethe commented:

"This is totally unacceptable, this driver must just open a case of assault against the police officer. They have no single right of what they did."

Johan Nel added:

"Stuff the taxi driver before giving the cop hassles. Ask the driver what he did, the taxis got no respect for the law."

Ramiela Soomar wrote:

"Taxi driver must have done something wrong."

Take a look at the video below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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