Sunday, March 9, 2014

VIDEO: South African Police Brutality On Nigerian Citizen Caught On Camera

Two South African Police men who were caught on Camera brutalising a Nigerian known as Clement Emekensha on a Cape Town street have been arrested after the video which was posted online on Friday went viral.

The footage was posted on Facebook by Nicole Speelman on Thursday.

She had filmed the incident from her office in Cape Town. In the footage, two uniformed police officers are seen punching and kicking a naked man. The police men ripped the man’s trousers and underwear off before proceeding to kick and hitting his balls as the beating continued before he was taking away in a police car.  Bystanders are seen walking past and stopping to observe.

Speelman also stated in a Facebook post that she yelled at police from her office window, and a policeman came up to her office to arrest her for screaming at the police. She added that she and her colleagues asked the policeman why he and his colleagues had beaten the man.

"He said he was just trying to get him in the van and he arrested my colleague for police interference and the charges was later dropped".

The DA has condemned the "vicious attack". Dianne Kohler Barnard for the DA said:
"What was even more disturbing is that police aggressively manhandled, pushed, choked, punched and kicked him repeatedly. People living in South Africa are tired in living in fear of both criminals and a handful of thuggish police officers".

Western Cape police spokesperson November Filander told eNCA that South Africa's Police Service is investigating alleged misconduct by officers.

The two Police men involved have now been suspended and will be charged to court on Monday. Really sad, Watch the video below: