Military cop charged after alleged punch

2012-02-21 21:00

Johannesburg - Charges have been laid against a military policeman for allegedly hitting a matric pupil with his fist, Pretoria police confirmed on Tuesday.

"We can confirm that an assault case was opened on Monday at the Wierdabrug police station," said Sergeant Ann Poortman.

The 17-year-old boy's father told Beeld newspaper the teenager was in Thaba Tshwane on his way to school on Monday morning when he stopped at a stop street.

As he was pulling off, the sergeant walked across the street and hit the car with his hand.

"He got out and asked the sergeant what his problem was," the father told the newspaper.

The next moment, the sergeant apparently grabbed the boy by the throat.

"They moved around the car to the boot where my son managed to open the boot. The next moment the sergeant hit him with the fist that he almost landed in the boot. His left eye is swollen and blue," the father said.

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-02-21 22:38

    So this teenager is a cheese boy and has no respect for the Man of the law, just because is a spoiled boy driving to matric class does not make him above the law, he is still too young to know any responsibility How did he get the license at the Age of 17 I thought the legal age for taking a driver's license is 18

      Kyle.Hopkinz - 2012-02-21 23:35

      retard, what reason does a member of the military police have to assault a 17 year old let alone any member of the public? And further, there's a magic paper called a Learners license which enables one to drive accompanied by a licensed driver, being his father

      John - 2012-02-22 06:23

      Street Justice.... Everyone takes own way to resolve his own problems. Military Policeman is a "Commando". I wonder why he didn't kick the youngster with "karate". Please send this "suppa-hero" to Cosmo City Zone 3 at the shebeen in friday night. Let him show "karate" to locals.

      Robin - 2012-02-22 07:18

      what is a 'cheese boy'?

  • Kevin - 2012-02-22 05:49

    Hope the military police thug will get fired . Violence by people in uniform is out of control and that is because there bosses and leaders do not take firm action and many of them are also thugs

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