The management of the SAPS in Gauteng have noted with concern, a video clip circulating on various social media platforms, depicting police members manhandling a woman.

GAUTENG – The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, has subsequently sanctioned an urgent departmental investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident that allegedly happened at the Client Service Centre at one of our police stations in the Sedibeng District on Saturday afternoon, 18 January 2020.

To this end, the members captured on the video have been identified and the departmental investigation is underway.

Whatever measures that will be taken, will be guided by the outcome of the investigation.

The Provincial Commissioner has reaffirmed the SAPS zero tolerance approach to gender based violence and hence the call for the departmental investigation to be treated with the necessary sensitivity and urgency.

Source: South African Police Service