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Probe launched into Sedibeng cops who allegedly assaulted, manhandled woman

The incident allegedly took place at one of Sedibeng’s district police stations on 18 January.

A video screengrab showing Sedibeng police officers allegedly assaulting and manhandling a woman at a police station on 18 January 2020.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela on Monday said he was concerned about a video clip circulating on social media that showed police officers manhandling a woman.

The incident allegedly took place at one of Sedibeng’s district police stations on 18 January.

The clip showed two officers dragging the screaming woman on the floor while one officer slapped her on the face twice.

Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said: “The members captured on the video have been identified and the departmental investigation is under way. Whatever measures that will be taken against the police officers will be guided by the outcome of the investigation. The provincial commissioner has reaffirmed the police’s zero tolerance for gender-based violence.”

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