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.
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.
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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.