Woman assaulted by cops outside church

2013-03-19 09:31
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Pretoria - Tshwane metro police officers have been accused of assaulting an elderly woman and locking her up for two days in a police cell.

Sindiswa Hejena, 60, of Silverton, told The Sowetan how she was assaulted by a female officer and two male colleagues after a church service last Tuesday.

"A Nigerian man, a congregant at our church, was given a traffic fine for parking incorrectly and he was begging them not to give him a ticket," she said.

"My husband and I told him to take the ticket and that's when the woman officer told my husband 'voetsek you old man'.

"I told her not to speak to him like that because he was elderly," Hejana said.

She said the female officer became angry and attacked her.

Hejana was taken to the Pretoria Central police station and was allegedly attacked again.

A police spokesperson said the matter would be investigated.

 
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