Cape Town – Police in Gauteng have launched an internal investigation after a video of a police clerk slapping a woman outside a police station went viral on social media.
In the widely shared video, the man can be seen assaulting the woman for allegedly insulting him.
According to Times Live, the man is said to be a clerk at the Kempton Park police station. The woman is a teacher assistant who had been sent to the station for police clearance.
It is said that the clerk allegedly refused to help the woman and a heated argument ensued between the two.
“The incident is condemned in the strongest possible terms. As the SAPS, we are mandated to protect and serve and also fight against any incidents of violence, especially those perpetrated on women and children. The lady in the video is advised to open a criminal case. A departmental case has been opened against the member in question,” the report quoted police spokesperson Col Dimakatso Sello as saying.
Watch the video of the officer assaulting the woman below:
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo