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Gallery guard arrested

2012-05-23 14:36

Johannesburg - A security guard who arrested a man who defaced a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma at a Johannesburg gallery has been taken into custody.

"He was arrested a short while ago," police spokesperson Colonel Vishnu Naidoo said.

The guard was filmed head-butting and flipping Lowie Mabokela onto the floor after he had defaced The Spear with black paint in the Goodman Gallery.

Naidoo said a charge of assault had been laid by Mabokela on Tuesday night.

Outrage has greeted the treatment of Mabokela.

A second man, Barend la Grange, who made red crosses over the painting was arrested with no apparent violence.

The picture depicted Zuma with his genitals exposed.

Further details of the arrest and court appearance for the guard were not immediately known.

The gallery stayed closed on Wednesday.

A third man, George Moyo, has also appeared in court on a charge of malicious damage to property after allegedly trying to spraypaint the word "respect" on a wall outside the gallery.

All three were released on bail after appearing in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court.

Comments
  • lynnethbs - 2012-05-23 14:40

    i was waiting for the guard to be arrested

      Felix - 2012-05-23 14:49

      He knows how to deal with criminals, well done guard guy. Next time Lowie will put his hands behind his back very quickly.

      Darren - 2012-05-23 14:51

      The BEE Chuck Norris…with cable ties

      Gary - 2012-05-23 14:55

      The way the Justice system (What justice system) wotks in this country...Guard Guy will get punished for doing his job and deface guy will get off with a possible reward...from the ANC...

      david.b.mcfarlane - 2012-05-23 14:58

      Let's get a collection going for the guards legal fees. We need more people of this calibre!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-23 15:00

      Arrest this overzealous Guard. Where's our Hero Cop from Limpopo ????

      Poloyatonki - 2012-05-23 15:00

      This story is boring now, has anyone heard anything from Malema.

      George - 2012-05-23 15:02

      But why did he speak nicely to the white guy and beat up the Black one, while they did the same crime. What does that say about the natives?

      craig.a.salter - 2012-05-23 15:03

      Yes the guard assaulted him. because he was resisting arrest and had to detain the man. LET HIM GO

      David - 2012-05-23 15:06

      Next the policeman who arrested the guard will be arrested, accused of torturing the guard, then the guard will sue the policeman, who will be suspended on full pay for 3 yrs while they "investigate"..lovely country..isn't it?

      Deon - 2012-05-23 15:35

      Poly, Malema will be "appearing" in the Baxster theatre next month as "Kidi Amin" in a new play by "Evita". Don't bring your paint.

      Byron - 2012-05-23 15:39

      George it says a lot about the mental state of the person in that he is still trapped in a time long gone. You still find those trapped minds in shopping malls where they'd follow someone because of their skin color or at petrol stations where a car would be attended to first based on who the driver is, or at counters where some would be served before others - it's really mental slavery as the person cannot see beyond colour.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-23 15:43

      Poloyatonki, ""has anyone heard anything from Malema"" ?? No, while half of South Africa was having fun, he and his buddy Tokyo Sexwale plus Brett Murray, have been too busy, pulling off the biggest hoax ever to hit Africa............ !!!! Now, Tokyo and Julius, are having lunch, and talking about , what cabinet post , Malema will get in Sexwale's government !!!!!!

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-23 15:50

      @ Polydonkie, Juju is herding cattle.

      Shnez - 2012-05-23 15:53

      @ George! The one gut resisted and the other not! thats why!

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-05-23 16:34

      Felix, if the guard headbutted an oke for spraying a bit of paint on artwork, he must be an embicile. And the fact that he did not use violence on the wit ou, well all that does is give fuel to those who are against us. A silly chop, but then again, unfortunately the security industry does not attract a great deal of white geniuses.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-05-23 16:35

      Oh, silly me, it was a black guard. Well that makes my previous comment irrelevant - damn, I must stop assuming!!

      Omo - 2012-05-23 18:32

      Lol ,serves him right,inferiority complex infected punk.I am sure when he gets out a lot of "baas" will want to employ him.No self esteem ,he only lives to serve the "baas"

  • UncleShep - 2012-05-23 14:40

    .....and let the law head-butt and flip him as well. Dumb ass!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-23 14:59

      Beat street is a lesson too because you can't let the street beat you.......

      Manu - 2012-05-23 15:22

      Tamaranui, LOL

      nhamo.dzenyika - 2012-05-23 15:32

      He is a dumb ass indeed; licking whites in this day and age

      Irene - 2012-05-23 15:38

      Well done to the guard. At last there's someone doing their job the way it should be done. Pity the head butt wasn't hard and split the taxi driver's head open.

      ttshabalala - 2012-05-23 16:01

      After listening to different radio shows where people of different races called in regarding the matter, I realised that the NEWS24 forum is not representative of the views of SA people, especially our paler counterparts. Before you condemn me, seriously, count the number of thumbs (up & down) and tell me if you'd still disagree with me.

  • Koos - 2012-05-23 14:42

    Why pick on the guard? He was just doing his job and truth be told, he should know how to "work" with his brother. Can only assume that he did what was necessary based on experience.

      Teri - 2012-05-23 14:44

      Utter racist trash from you! Even though he was black and the kid was black, does not make it right!

      Rupert - 2012-05-23 14:47

      His job does not permit him to head butt offenders.

      Peter - 2012-05-23 14:52

      Im sorry Koos but i cant agree with you, if a police officer does that to someone that's police brutality. If a security gaurd does it it still makes it brutality. A security guards job is to secure and protect not assault the criminals

      Vusi - 2012-05-23 14:53

      Koos the young man was not violent and he was expressing the political statement at the same time as White guy .Why is he treated differently for the same offence commiitted same time.We do not need people like you who do not contribute anything positive in this country just fuelling hatred amongst the races, from your comments one can see that you are biased you have your own stupid agenda that shows how shallow your thinking is.

      Koos - 2012-05-23 14:56

      First off Teri, where is this racist? Secondly if the guard used force then there must have been a reason. You just don't go headbutting everyone just because you feel like it. Maybe the purp should feel lucky that the guard had to use his head because his hands where "busy" trying to restrain him. There could have been a baton or a gun in that hand. I'm so sick and tired of everyone being "the victim" but meanwhile back at the farm...

      Koos - 2012-05-23 15:09

      @Vusi: I contribute more to this country then you think even though it pains me sometimes. Please tell me why you think he was treated differently. I already stated my opinion so what is yours? As far as my shallow thinking, I’m trying to adjust it to understand more of what is going on around me. It can’t be helped. One more thing, just because you don’t like what I say does not make me wrong.

      connie.wait.9 - 2012-05-23 15:11

      You way out of wak there Koos, if you watched the news it showed over and over the black guy was not resisting arrest at all and to top it off to be thrown to the ground the way he was wtf. The security guard was totally out of line. And yes why was the white guy not treated the same way???

      Koos - 2012-05-23 15:24

      @starr-africa: Good question. Maybe the security guard approached the trespassing vandal (lets nor forget) and his reaction was that of previous experiences. Think of it like this: There is a 58 year old white male and a (as I understand it) black male youth. You have first choice on who you want arrest. So what are the questions to be asked? Who would resist more? Who is lightly to be armed? Who will most likely become violent? Who is the greater threat … and so on. Now the liberals like to preach how we are all the same BUT the sad fact is that we are not. Maybe the guard did overstep some line but he is definitely better qualified to judge how to handle the situation then me. Remember, he is not white so he is not forced to use white gloves if provoked.

      Irene - 2012-05-23 15:45

      Give that guard a bells! If he klapped that taxi driver more, I'd have suggested a case of Bells!

      boby.mafi - 2012-05-23 15:47

      Yeah, experience of a demeaned self image and or identity upon which pathetic white trash relies to affirm their fictional superiority.What the guard did was criminal unless you are of the conviction that some people should not have protection of the law.You are happy to experience a skewed application of the law just to make you feel good and better than the other guy, poor you!

      Riad - 2012-05-23 15:55

      I guess from a 1 dimensional point of view it looks like the guy that the guard apprehended was prejudicially handled versus his counterpart. So what if we try to look at this entire scenario 3 dimensionally since we do not understand the holistic turn of events that lead to what we saw on TV. In other words, let say for example that the guards had to be called from another part of the studio, this was done when the 1st guy started defacing the painting, and by the time the guard got to the area were the painting was, he saw a guys still at the painting gaaning aan and without realising that this is the 2nd person that's defacing the painting, adrenalin pumping, reacted the way he did. So my point is, can we 100% without a shadow of a doubt say that the guard would not have reacted the same way if this was La Grange doing this at that point in time…….

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-23 16:21

      Koos, ""I'm so sick and tired of everyone being "the victim" but ......." And I am so sick and tired, of people condoning violence, when it suits them, and when it does not suit them, they blame the ANC . UTTER BS !!!

  • Timothy - 2012-05-23 14:43

    This story is getting milked like the South African taxpayer... way too hard!

      boby.mafi - 2012-05-23 15:50

      Thats the intelligence of democracy...the rest you can imagine.

  • Bernice - 2012-05-23 14:45

    I am so dik, gatvol and naer for this whole freaking story.

      Poloyatonki - 2012-05-23 15:04

      That makes the two of us...

  • Werner - 2012-05-23 14:46

    Yaaaaawwwnnnnnnn...........

  • Judith - 2012-05-23 14:48

    Not before time, thank you for doing this SAPS

      Hettie - 2012-05-23 15:34

      Do you now what resisting a arrest is.Give the guard a bells.

  • fani.masemola1 - 2012-05-23 14:49

    The guard was doing his job. The taxi driver is the one who was trespassing, vandalizing private property and he even resisted arrest. Leave the guard alone

      pudigadi.maila - 2012-05-23 14:57

      If he was doing his job,why only the black guy ws ill treated

      nozibele.tshobeni - 2012-05-23 15:03

      Fani Masemola, guards are not the police. And certainly, you cannot have the guard treating two people who have committed the same offence at the same place at the same time differently. Black people must practice the dignity that they so vehemently demand from others.

      fani.masemola1 - 2012-05-23 15:04

      @pudigadi.maila - wahlanya wena naa? The guard only has two hands. How could he arrest two people at the time? Don't try and condone the stupidity by the taxi driver who vandalised private property.

      fani.masemola1 - 2012-05-23 15:09

      @nozibele.tshobeni - ungazo dakwa lana wena!!!

      Noxville - 2012-05-23 15:24

      Whilst I don't really support the destruction of art and think most people who do should be apprehended, one has to ask if the security guard went a bit too far. That said, fani.masemola1 you're making some pretty bad statements: the taxi driver was not trespassing (he didn't enter the gallery without permission); nor did he resist arrest (at least, the security guard is not a police officer so he's more than entitled to resist being restrained without prosecuted for it). The drive did vandalize private property and that's what he's been prosecuted for.

      nhamo.dzenyika - 2012-05-23 15:36

      fani, are you also a baas boy; don't defend these people; please join the rank and file unless if you want to please your missies like that DA lady

      fani.masemola1 - 2012-05-24 09:27

      @nhamo.dzenyika - UYANGIHLANYELA WENA NJA!

  • i2meleng - 2012-05-23 14:50

    Thumbs Up!! :-)

  • Loo - 2012-05-23 14:52

    OOOOOOOKKK ... now this beginning to sound more like the country I know. The whole issue wasn't a big enough circus before.. BUT now it is. Shocking !!!

  • nishaatf - 2012-05-23 14:52

    The man did his job What the hell ,

      mncedis.mgqobozi - 2012-05-23 15:04

      He deserve to rot in jail not only for assault but also for being a stupid

      mncedis.mgqobozi - 2012-05-23 15:04

      He deserve to rot in jail not only for assault but also for being a stupid

      mncedis.mgqobozi - 2012-05-23 15:05

      He deserve to rot in jail not only for assault but also for being a stupid

      lenny.kagiso - 2012-05-23 15:08

      You are right he was doing he job.but why ddn't the white guy got muurd .2.

      mncedis.mgqobozi - 2012-05-23 15:14

      @nishaatf if that idiot \was doing his job\ why did he not donor his co-accused \the white\ guy?

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-23 14:52

    Support this guard he did his job. if there is any justice in this country which I seriously doubt, then Mabokela can spend the rest of his life in abject poverty paying for the damage to the painting, maybe he can share rent with Barend

      Byron - 2012-05-23 15:46

      can u imagine that, the 2 of them renting a shack, critiquing art and playing the occasional game of OXO

  • Hugh_Influence - 2012-05-23 14:52

    Ugh.

  • Amanda - 2012-05-23 14:53

    im really disapointed at this painting.That is a human being and no matter what his past looks like,he has no right to draw such a thing. No South AFrican citizen deserves that treatment.

      Werner - 2012-05-23 14:56

      Bill Clinton chased skirts and you must go and search for all the cartoons and images on him. Why because of his behaviour.

      Daryl - 2012-05-23 15:25

      Yes and no one deserves being raped or not knowing who their father is either. Why is it ok for a leader to send a message to an already overpopulated and crime riddled country that having four wives, 20 odd kids, mistresses and a rape allegation is fine but one man making a painting in objection is not?

      Peter - 2012-05-23 15:38

      @Amanda - Get over the painting already... its been destroyed move on with your life already

      Martin - 2012-05-23 20:41

      o' get a life, this whole debarcle was a set-up because jz and co need deperate votes to stay alive. ANC at it's best.

  • Loo - 2012-05-23 14:54

    This is all about heads .. head hanging out, painted over head and now head butting ... ai jaaai jaai

      Hugh_Influence - 2012-05-23 14:56

      Nah it's all about getting ahead ;-)

      Loo - 2012-05-23 15:39

      @Gladstone .. going to head butt me now huh .. keyboard ninja .. rather finish your homework before your teacher head butt YOU . .donkey

      Hugh_Influence - 2012-05-23 15:52

      Gladstone aint so glad... lol maybe a heart of stone?

  • rbphiri - 2012-05-23 14:54

    It's a good thing this portrait came out, now we all know the big d*ck that's screwing the country.

  • ilzeb - 2012-05-23 14:55

    This is seriously getting boring... And tommorrow they are going to arrest every person who ever looked at the painting. *sarcastic*

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-23 15:51

      I could not bring myself to look at it, ugh, I think.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-23 14:55

    LOL I knew this guy was going to be arrested now where are all those who were praising the guard, even a lab rat could see that was assault! Small minds just set their owners for disappointment kwakwakwahhhhhh. And baas won’t be with you in your cell, sellout moron

      wisani.mathonsi1 - 2012-05-23 15:40

      And baas wont bail him out, His going to be Mrs Guard in the cells. Blooody manjigelani.

      Vernon.J.Brown - 2012-05-23 17:51

      Jeez, I want that guard to guard my property.He was angry as he was at the door on the lookout for trouble makers and they had got past him without him noticing. And really now, that black dude wasnt co-operating...he was resisting. In comparasion to Super-15 rugby the scuffle wasnt even a "yellow-card" offence. BTW I do feel the painting was an affront to the highest office in land and Bret belongs in "groendakkies".

  • Loo - 2012-05-23 14:56

    if someone walks into my house and paints on my stuff I will head-butt the crap out of him

      yuri.buccaneer - 2012-05-23 15:02

      Well except that in this case, the gallery is not the guard's house.....so how about we compare apples with apples.

      Loo - 2012-05-23 15:05

      DOES PRIVATE PROPERTY ring a bell .. spot the comparison .. ai jaai jaai

      David - 2012-05-23 15:16

      @yuri.buccaneer We are comparing heads with heads..or is that dickheads..hehe

  • Twentyfivemay - 2012-05-23 14:57

    This guard should get a beat down from inmates in his cell, how can u beat someone who isn't resisting arrest yet not even lay a finger on the white dude

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-23 14:59

      Beat street is a lesson too because you can't let the street beat you.......

      fani.masemola1 - 2012-05-23 15:06

      @Twentyfivemay uyahlanya wena nja!!! the taxi driver vandalised a property.

  • Mashudu - 2012-05-23 14:58

    Punish him.

  • Smithfield - 2012-05-23 14:59

    Now that's justice....

  • Hugh_Influence - 2012-05-23 14:59

    GROUP HUG! Anyone? Hello? 8-/

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-23 15:54

      Well, ok then, hug!!

  • yuri.buccaneer - 2012-05-23 14:59

    to those of you saying the guard was doing his job, well I can assure that in this democratic country there is no one who gets paid to assault others.

  • nozibele.tshobeni - 2012-05-23 14:59

    I was outraged. Hopefully he will never do anything like that again, truly disgusting.

  • leigh.paikin - 2012-05-23 15:01

    So now a defaced painting with a huge story behind it will go on the owners wall in Germany... I really don't see the point in defacing it - the entire world knows what is under the cross... I personally don't like what the painting shows, but it is art - I don't like every bit of art I see, and I certainly do not go around drawing on it...

  • Malavi10 - 2012-05-23 15:02

    yes what a fool!

  • Phumi - 2012-05-23 15:02

    That gaurd was only demonstrating what his masters think of black people and nothing more! They are the ones that should be arrested and not him! We need to revisit the clause of freedom of expression in this country in our constitution! I for one would support if it were to be taken from some people who cannot use it!

      Warren Mudge - 2012-05-23 15:36

      phumi, phumi, phumi. Your old narrow minded self as usual I see. Democracy 101. In a democracy with a constitution you cannot take something away from a particular sector of the population without taking it away from all. What do you commies say - an injury to one is an injury to all. Now you want to take the Freedom of expression and other Freedoms away from a select few but you say you blacks are to still enjoy all freedoms that you so valiantly fought for. Seems to me you actually yearn for and agree with some apartheid evils. Did you live under apartheid? How old are you? You seem to be so naive, with all this pie in the sky gobbledegook.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-23 15:03

    This guard reminds me of what Malcom X called a House Negro: \There was two kind of slaves. There was the house negro and the field negro. The house negro, they lived in the house, with master. They\r\ndressed pretty good. They ate good, cause they ate his food, what he left.\r\nThey lived in the attic or the basement, but still they lived near their\r\nmaster, and they loved their master, more than their master loved\r\nhimself. They would give their life to save their masters house quicker\r\nthan their master would. The house negro, if the master said \we got a\r\ngood house here\ the house negro say \yeah, we got a good house here\.\r\nWhenever the master would said we, he'd say we. That's how you can\r\ntell a house negro. If the master's house caught on fire, the house negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the master would. If the master got sick, the house negro would say \What's the matter, boss, we sick?\ We sick! He identified himself with his master, more than the\r\nmaster identified with himself.http://www.zimbio.com/Black History Month/articles/265/Malcolm X House Negro vs Field Negro

      Peter - 2012-05-23 15:42

      Dude, why do you love turning everything into a racial thing? How about he was just wrong, hes been arrested now and you get over yourself?

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-23 15:56

      The "Painting" reminded me of the plantation boss.

      Vernon.J.Brown - 2012-05-23 20:51

      Jeez, I want that guard to guard my property.He was angry as he was at the door on the lookout for trouble makers and they had got past him without him noticing. And really now, that black dude wasnt co-operating...he was resisting. In comparasion to Super-15 rugby the scuffle wasnt even a "yellow-card" offence. BTW I do feel the painting was a insult to the highest office in land and Bret belongs in "groendakkies" for his obsession with genetalia.

  • magomarele - 2012-05-23 15:07

    I knew he would be arrested because those thugs were sent by Government/ANC. It's like in SA if you do anything wrong against some idiots who're in the rulling party you run the risk of reprisal. We're ruled by dunderheads here.

  • Leon - 2012-05-23 15:08

    I smell a rat. I recon the ANC commissioned the painting to get support for Zuma ahead of the next leadership votes, and ETV bought into the deal too to get "Exclusive footage" of the defacing of the painting. This whole things looks too well planned. I mean, why is there a guy crouching on the floor next to the vandals while he is busy taking out paint and a paintbrush...?

      Irene - 2012-05-23 15:39

      Very suspect. The guy sitting on the floor was filming it on his laptop.

  • Loo - 2012-05-23 15:09

    WHAT was the guard supposed to do ... OFFER him a cup of coffee and explain to him that he just damaged private property and send him on his way with a bouquet of flowers ???? WTF .. the guard obviously donnered this lil man for a good reason ... OH and I hope his head is ok

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-23 16:00

      WTF as you say, you call that a good reason. I hope the guards head hurts.

  • Warren Mudge - 2012-05-23 15:09

    Old Macdonald had a farm, e,i,e,i,o -- a funny farm called the good old RSA. We are becoming the clown of the world. Come people let us focus on the ball, many more important things to worry about. Focus ANC led govt focus now - governing issues not cr*p.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-05-23 16:01

      and on that farm there was a P......Focus on the Eastern Cape.

  • gareth.jones.7771 - 2012-05-23 15:09

    Sho, the guard thought he was Zinedine Zidane. Deserves to be charged, there are better ways to restrain someone.

      Loo - 2012-05-23 15:17

      Grab him by the balls instead ???

      Tebogo - 2012-05-23 15:20

      he wanted to be a hero

  • david.coetzee1 - 2012-05-23 15:11

    Now if only the SAPS can be fast to arrest REAL criminals........

      Loo - 2012-05-23 15:18

      Yeah they had petrol in their bakkies for that arrest yes ... Next time I get burgled im gonna head butt the neighbour before I call the police .. we live and learn

  • Motho - 2012-05-23 15:11

    That guard is just a muppet! Why was the balck guy treated different from the white guy?

      Irene - 2012-05-23 15:40

      The white guy didn't resist.

      Byron - 2012-05-23 15:52

      The black guy didn't resist.

  • craig.a.salter - 2012-05-23 15:14

    Lets do this in true South African spirit. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Daryl - 2012-05-23 15:14

    Hahaha this is hilarious...what a waste of time. Doesn't our government and police have more important issues deal with... like crime, poverty and education. Douchebags.

  • Oamis - 2012-05-23 15:15

    Any one who manhandles a taxi driver from hillbrow is a hero in my book. Lowie Mabokela has obviously gotten so use to his lack of respect for road rules and thinks he can do as he likes in civil society....

  • Marlin - 2012-05-23 15:15

    Well i hope he get head butted in the holding cell too. Its no surprise to me too

  • VaMbozha - 2012-05-23 15:15

    I LOVE AFRICA. THE CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND...where it all began

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-23 15:18

      Australopithecus africanus

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-23 15:19

      Australopithecus africanus

  • JevonMarshallJohnson - 2012-05-23 15:17

    allegedly defaced The Spear???? Allegedly? They were filmed doing it and he resisted arrest.

  • Gareth - 2012-05-23 15:18

    So if your home security guard from ADT is violent towards robbers, he will be arrested..... What utter BS!!!!

      kgomotso.ngcobo.7 - 2012-05-23 15:27

      Was he violent??? I didn't c dat. D guard had coming,trying to be a hero at d expense of his brother.

      Irene - 2012-05-23 15:41

      kgmotso ~ His brother? They're not related so how is it his brother? Well done to the guard. Pity he never klapped him harder.

  • ntshaz - 2012-05-23 15:22

    This bull crap. The security guard must be sue'd for wat his worth

      duncan.biyela - 2012-05-23 16:09

      Minimum wage mate??? Its not like the guy earns millions. Lets be realistic here. I think the Damage the kid caused was way more than anything physical that happened to him!

  • Andrew - 2012-05-23 15:23

    This is bloody sick. The taxi driver was resisting arrest. Look how our SAPS get away with murder and a security guard gets nailed for doing his job. We have gone mad in this country.

  • Phillip - 2012-05-23 15:23

    Why Why Why???? they arrest the Guard how many times people opens the case against the police but noone arrested,are the police abo-ve the law or What.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-05-23 17:37

      They are not. I can't believe the man with such a delicate name can be as misled and misleading as you are. U wanna know why? Because a case against him was opened, and the police did what they are hired to do. He banna, motho ola o trapile ngwana wa batho, we saw it on national TV.

  • nomvete - 2012-05-23 15:26

    The guard's job was to arrest the law breaker not to butt him, its a lesson on his part.

  • Jacques - 2012-05-23 15:27

    give that man a bells - that how all criminals should be dealt with

      Tshepo - 2012-05-23 15:44

      i agree with u 100%

      watsongeorgejan - 2012-05-23 16:01

      In our current constitution you are pre-judged innocent until proven guilty by a court of law, not the other way round. The reason we have a lot of criminals walking free on technicalities is because we still have cops who share your mentality(assaulting suspects, not reading them their right at arrest etc). Evolution tells me we're live in a constitutional democracy wherein everyones rights are protected(criminal or law abiding), and we need to respect those rights lest they come back to haunt us as is the case here.

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-05-23 17:30

      Sorry Tshepo, that's if I'm right this time you agree with the guy with a difficult name.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-05-23 15:28

    How cn you arrest a person who was doing hs job by arresting that moron. Man ths waste of time and money, damn SAP. The guy had to use what he used at tht point and nw they arresting hm, ths makes me sick. F@#k

  • tumelorich.seerane - 2012-05-23 15:30

    he was giving him a tough time, he used a minimum force to arrest the suspect, his sign(security guard) was that he was seen on camera