Monday, March 15, 2021

Two men assaulted by community members while cops watch

 

Western Cape police have on launched an internal investigation following a video showing two men being assaulted in the presence of police in the Delft area. The video that's been doing the rounds on social media - shows two naked men being assaulted by community members. Three viral clips of the incident at N2 Gateway in Delft, shows cops in a police van retreating from the scene as several men wielding hockey sticks and a hammer- beat and strip the two men accused of robbing a house.

The man’s screams are hardly heard over the sound of the hockey stick hitting his body and the attackers’ swearing with bystanders watching.

The incident resulted to one of the victims succumbing to his injuries in hospital. Six people were arrested and charged for murder and attempted murder following the assault. Police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said: Part of the internal investigation is focusing on the response of police officials who attended the crime scene. The management of the police condemns all forms of vigilante attacks, those involved will be charged and they will face the full might of the law!

So far the police said the incident took place on 25 February at approximately 6:50 am. The accussed are expected in courts on 9th May.

 


Picture: vukuzenzele.gov. com

By Everngelista Muza

 

 

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