Shivambu wants action: 'Inhuman' cops in altercation with disabled man

Shivambu wants action: 'Inhuman' cops in altercation with disabled man

- Floyd Shivambu has demanded answers from the City of Cape Town after a controversial video surfaced online

- In the video, a police officer can be seen throwing a disabled resident out of his wheelchair

- The City has revealed that an investigation is underway, but the disturbing clip is nevertheless making waves

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Economic Freedom Fighter Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has posted a clip to social media that has everyone's eyebrows raising.

In the video, a disabled man can be seen having an altercation with police officials over an unknown issue.

From the start of the clip, one policeman can be viewed with his boot on the man's wheel, preventing him from going anywhere.

During the altercation, arrest is threatened and one of the police officers pulls the chair away from the man, who clings on to it.

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At this stage, a man, unclear whether this is an official or not, joins the fray and demands to know why the disabled man is being treated in such a way.

Officers then chase both the men and the person who recorded the clip out of the police station, threatening the person behind the camera with arrest for 'threatening the security of the station'.

Shivambu, understandably outraged, has demanded that a report over what transpired is provided and that action should be taken against the police officials involved:

"This is inhuman and there has to be action against the metro police involved here. It’s City of Cape Town Metro Police. Let’s please get a clear report by Monday EFF Western Cape."

The City responded to Shivambu's clip, promising that the situation is under investigation and that updates on the matter would be provided soon:

"Good afternoon, the City has been made aware of video footage concerning metro police officials and a resident today. The matter is being investigated and further updates will be shared soon."
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Shivambu wants answers from the City of Cape Town over the incident. Image: Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images and Twitter/ @FloydShivambu
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF is set to arrive in full force in Brackenfell on Friday to stage a protest that is anticipated to be one for the record books.

This comes after the party's peaceful protest had been met with violence after parents and residents in the area confronted the Red Berets.

This had prompted the party to vow that it would bring the Western Cape town to a standstill.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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