Tshwane metro police are investigating after a woman who was apparently too scared to stop late at night on the road was allegedly assaulted by metro police on Tuesday night at a Centurion gas station.
In footage of the incident, it can be seen how the woman stops at the gas station in Lyttelton at 23:25, gets out and then is handcuffed by a woman officer to the metro police bus.
In the footage, the young woman seems to oppose her when trying to get her into the van. She is picked around and seems to be lying on the ground at one stage where her hands are bound behind her back.
She must then get into the marked van and the video ends when the vehicle starts to drive away.
Tshwane metro police spokesman Isaac Mahamba said the department was aware of the video and confirmed that those involved were members of the metro police.
“At this stage, an internal investigation is being conducted. We have taken statements from the members involved and the matter is at an advanced stage, ”Mahamba said.
He said the chief of the metro police will now study the dossier, after which further comments will follow.
A video of the incident has been widely circulated on social media and has already attracted thousands of comments.
Although many metro police said they were simply doing their job, others defended the woman’s actions and urged her to take legal action against those involved.
Many people have also said that they themselves are too scared to stop when they are ordered in a remote place by the police, or people who look like the police, to stop.
YOUNG WOMAN ALONE DIDNT WANT TO PULL OVER IN THE POORLY LIT AREA WHERE THEY ATTEMPTED TO STOP HER & DID SO AT THE FILLING STATION WHICH WAS WELL LIT. INCIDENT OCCURED IN LYTTELTON, PRETORIAHERE IS THE RESULT…Posted by The People of South Africa on Friday, December 6, 2019