- South African have expressed anger and disappointment at local law enforcement after a clip of them hitting two men was shared online
- In the clip, the officers initially search the two unidentified men and thereafter one of the cops uses a sjambok to whip one of the guys
- Many South Africans expressed their thoughts on the clip in the comment section
A short clip of three South African police officers, two males and one female, using a sjambok to hit two unidentified men has been shared online by a local journalist LudidiVelani on his personal Twitter page.
"Worcester police caught on camera sjamboking a man and another searching and slapping the second man. The incident happened on Monday, the van belongs to Ceres police station but is used by the Worcester unit and the police have been positively identified.
"SAPS have confirmed that they are investigating the incident and the officers involved have been identified. The victims are yet to be located/identified. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said that beating up and manhandling of individuals and/or suspects is against,departmental directives and prescripts that govern the handling of persons by police officials. "In addition, the use of a sjambok by police officials is not only forbidden but unlawful."" tweeted Ludidi.
Meanwhile, South Africans have expressed anger and disgust at the clip. Read a few of their comments below.
"Shame on you SAPS- fire them- and jail them."
"Is that woman also getting a smack in? We need 16 Days against police violence this December!"
"This is disgusting, Ceres police are used to this last year they literally killed a civilian during a protest n none of them was held responsible for their actions."
In other Briefly.co.za news, A Centurion father was recently arrested for rushing to a nearby hospital during curfew to purchase formula for his small baby. The man is now gearing up to sue the SA Police Service in addition to the officers who had detained him.
Lily Rautenbach, Naas le Roux's attorney, held a media briefing hosted by AfriForum on Monday to discuss the situation:
“We are going to proceed with a civil claim against the relevant police officers and we are filing a formal complaint at the police commissioner and other relevant authorities."
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