SAPS explains viral video of officers “assaulting” suspect

The Provincial Management of SAPS in Gauteng is aware of the video that is trending on social media platforms depicting two officers allegedly assaulting a suspect who seem to be resisting an arrest.

According to a report, the District Commissioner of West Rand, Major General Fred Kekana was visiting a member residing in an estate at Ext 10, Westonaria on 04 September 2023  when he was denied entrance through a ‘makeshift’ boom gate to the estate by an alleged “security officer”.

The “security officer” reportedly insulted the senior officer who was dressed in full uniform which resulted in an altercation; the “security officer” was not cooperating with officers. It was later established that the person is not a qualified security officer.

Following the altercation two suspects have since been arrested on charges of attempted robbery, assault, malicious damage to property, crimen injuria and they appeared before Westonaria Magistrates’ court on 06 September 2023.

The case is remanded to 29 September 2023 and both suspects were released on a bail of R1000-00 each.

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