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SAPS management disturbed by police handling of Rhodes protesters

A video has emerged showing cops firing rubber bullets at students and dragging one to a police van.

This video screengrab shows police officers draggin a Rhodes University student after firing rubber bullets at #FeesMustFall protestors on 28 September 2016.

PRETORIA - Police management has described the video of a police confrontation with Rhodes University students yesterday as disturbing, adding that the matter is receiving attention.

A video has emerged showing officers firing rubber bullets at demonstrating students as well as dragging a student on the ground before being detained in the back of a van.

WATCH: Students angry after cops drag peer, fire rubber bullets at Rhodes University

The officers have been accused of brutality in their conduct at a number of universities during the # FeesMustFall protests.

The police's Vuyisile Ngesi says management has taken note of the video being circulated on social media.

"We are disturbed by what we saw. However, it is incumbent upon us to investigate circumstances relating to what we see attaining there and as to what could have led to that incident."

He says if required, the appropriate steps will be taken.

"If there is any wrong on the members of the South African Police Service, necessary steps will be taken as and when we get to that conclusion."

Meanwhile, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate says any person who suspects the police of acting unlawfully are entitled to open a case.