Cops 'assault' lawyer - report
Johannesburg - A Vereeniging lawyer was
allegedly assaulted by three police officers who called him the k-word, the
Sowetan newspaper reported on Monday.
Thomas Mahlobogoane told the daily he was
driving home on Friday night when he was stopped by two police men and a police
woman, who told him he was driving with his lights off.
"They asked me why I was driving with
the headlights switched off. I told them that they were wrong, my lights were
switched on. One of them handcuffed me and then all hell broke loose.
"I was defenceless with my hands
handcuffed from behind. They swore, kicked and punched me. They even called me
a kaffir," said Mahlobogoane.
During the attack, one of the police officers
searched his car and found his business cards.
"He asked me if I was a lawyer. He then
tried to apologise and said I should tell a doctor who would examine me that I
fell on the ground."
Police spokesperson Constable Tebogo Lephoto
said police were investigating the matter.