Off-duty cop slapped me and my son - mom

2015-10-16 14:23
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Durban – A mother, who sent her 11-year-old son to buy rice for his birthday dinner, was horrified when he returned home in tears saying he had been assaulted by a policeman.

Speaking to News24 on Friday, Michelle Candasamy, a resident of Tongaat north of Durban, said she sent her son to a local shop, next to a tavern, on Thursday.

"He came back home saying he was slapped by an officer we both know."

Candasamy said her son and the policeman’s son had previously had an altercation at school.

"We went to school and it was resolved. But on Friday, he slapped my son for that," she alleged.

Candasamy said she immediately called the police, who said they would respond but never arrived.

"I then went to the tavern to ask [the officer] why he hit my son and he slapped me. He was extremely drunk and hurled insults at me," Candasamy said.

She said she called the police again, but was told they were busy.

"I eventually managed to get through to a captain who informed me there were no vans available. When I went down to the station, they initially did not want to take a report. They told me I should rather get a court order."

Police spokesperson major Thulani Zwane said the matter was being investigated.

"We can confirm an incident that occurred on October 15 at about 14:45 where a 34-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son were allegedly assaulted on Maraya Road, Chelmsford Heights. The motive of the attack is unknown at this stage.

"Tongaat police are investigating a case of assault and no arrest has been made at this stage."

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