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You call yourself police - NTM

Two of the NTM’s shop stewards were allegedly severely beaten, reportedly by police.

SAPS on the scene. Picture: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - In yet another alleged incident of police brutality reported on Sunday, the National Transport Movement (NTM) has told Eyewitness News that one of its shop stewards is in intensive care, following an assault at the hands of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Mongezi Nhlakeni and Rebecca Bapela were arrested in the early hours of Friday morning at their respective homes.

The union claimed police became violent with the pair.

Nhlakeni's wife was also allegedly hit by the officers.

He was beaten before having a plastic bag placed over his head.

Nhlakeni was then put in a police vehicle.

While the officers were ferrying him to a nearby police station, the driver crashed into the back of a truck, killing one of the officers and severely injuring Nhlakeni, who is still receiving medical care at Leratong Hospital.

Baphela was also allegedly beaten by the officers who later took her to the Dobsonville police station.

The union's Craig Nte said he is disgusted by the behaviour of the officers.

"This is not the way to do things - you go at midnight, wearing Balaklava's over your faces, breaking into people's houses.

"And then you call yourself the police."

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