Mitchell's Plain SAPS officer receiving medical attention, after ''out of character'' peformance

Western Cape police says professionals from the SAPS Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) unit are working with medical practitioners from a local medical facility where a Mitchell’s Plain SAPS employee was admitted on Thursday.

In a video that’s gone viral on social media, the police official can been seen attacking his colleagues as they tried to apprehend him on at the Town Centre bus terminus on Thursday.

Officers, who in the video are seen getting hurt by the man, had to resort to using pepper spray on him then he fell to the ground.

‘’He is currently undergoing observation at a local facility with the necessary support availed to him and his family,’’ said Brigadier Novela Potelwa.

Potelwa urged those who has the video to not distribute it, and not to make speculate the cause of the man’s behaviour.

‘’A plea is hereby made to social media users to refrain from speculating on the underlying causes of the incident that manifested in scenes that were captured in several videos currently in circulation. While the incident played out in a public space, the circulation of video footage captured on the scene is considered inappropriate. We urge those in possession of the videos to refrain from disseminating the material.’’

‘’Details and the nature of the SAPS employee’s condition cannot be divulged out of respect for his dignity.’’ Potelwa added.


Done By: Mitchum George