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Police brutality footage horrific - Zuma

2013-02-28 22:27

Johannesburg - The video of a Daveyton taxi driver being dragged behind a police van is horrific, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

"The visuals of the incident are horrific, disturbing and unacceptable," Zuma said in a statement.

"No human being should be treated in that manner."

He was referring to a video, taken by an eyewitness, showing police officers dragging Mozambican national Mido Macia, 27, behind a police van on Tuesday.

Macia was later found dead in the holding cells of the Daveyton police station.

Zuma condemned the death. He said the police were required to operate within the confines of the law in executing their duties.

He extended condolences to Macia's family and directed Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to investigate.

Congress of SA Trade Unions spokesperson Patrick Craven said the officers implicated should be suspended.

"At first, police officers claimed that he died after being attacked by other men in the police holding cells, but video footage taken by an eyewitness clearly shows him being tied to the back of the van and dragged along the street," said Craven.

He called for harsh punishment for those found guilty of Macia's death.

On Wednesday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate confirmed it was investigating the matter and interviewing witnesses.

IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said earlier on Tuesday two policemen switched on their siren, indicating that Macia should move his minibus, when they saw it obstructing traffic in Empilweni Street.

"It is also alleged that the taxi driver then assaulted the constable and took his police firearm. The warrant officer overpowered the taxi driver and handed the firearm back to his colleague," he said.

"When back-up arrived, the constable was still at the scene, struggling to put the suspect in the police van," Dlamini said.

Officers put the "resisting suspect" into the police van and took him to the police cells.

A post mortem indicated Macia died of head injuries and internal bleeding.

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega was deeply concerned about allegations that police brutality led to the man's death.

"The matter is viewed by the national commissioner in a very serious light and it is strongly condemned," her spokesperson Brigadier Phuti Setati said.

Phiyega had instructed acting provincial commissioner Major General Phumzo Gela to start an internal investigation and provide feedback urgently.

Comments
  • FoodforThought - 2013-02-28 22:36

    And they still ask why the public has no trust in the government...

      Flippncool - 2013-02-28 22:42

      Yup. A statement from a corrupt president who has rape charges and hundreds of fraud charges against him speak... oooh ya like anyone gives a sh.

      RabbleRouser - 2013-02-28 22:56

      If you want to become a career criminal - join SAPS.

      Eduard Homes - 2013-02-28 23:33

      even the police know the justice system is weak..maybe that is why they do it!!!!

      scouter.fourone - 2013-03-01 00:24

      Well done everyone - this story is being splashed across the BBC, the British press et al. What a great few weeks for SA's image..... Nobody in their right mind is about to invest their money in SA right now - other than the Chinese, that is of course. SA is on a down hill spiral - like it or not.

      sean - 2013-03-01 02:04

      @scouter.fourone Thanks to the Oscar Pistorius case,and suddenly the British Media like the BBC have South Africa in the spotlight and all the negative things that goes on in our country.Is it so the British public and everyone else for that matter is to build a horrible picture of South Africa and South Africans in general each time things like this gets mentioned I wonder. The British Press does the same with Iraq,Iran,Afghanistan,North Korea,etc and now again South Africa it seems they wanna "spill the beans" all over their news pages.While they at it,why don't the British Press write about their child abuses,drug & human trafficking into their country,institutionalized racism in the Metropolitan Police service,Parliament's backbenches full of corruption,London's knife crime,etc if they are such saints and always never as bad as everyone else is?

      Punungwe - 2013-03-01 04:38

      The first step is to fire the commander of the station where this happened, so that in future other commanders will know the importance of ensuring discipline in their men

      gerasimos - 2013-03-01 05:10

      So much for the rule of law! I am so tired of all the platitudes that spew forth from ZUMA INC. The worst of it is I fear it will not end. I believe this is what is referred to as the "oral tradition". All talk, all "horrified", all excusing, nothing doing. "Appropriate and Destroy" is their motto. I never thought I would actually live on the "Animal Farm"

      Punungwe - 2013-03-01 05:49

      Probably the most telling fact about the calibre of the police officers is that members of the public were clearly telling them 'we are shooting [videos]' and they still went ahead and did such a dumb thing.

      jack.milano.104 - 2013-03-01 08:16

      "Surely Apartheid is to blame," 'acting' president, Naked Zuma, was quoted as saying.

      ian.flack2 - 2013-03-01 08:42

      @saddick...... now where dose it mention black police officers?

      walter.tgsa - 2013-03-01 09:12

      Made worldwide news too, great! I am sure it will also encourage tourists to come to South Africa. I think our government could write a book with the title "How To Destroy A Country Fast" quite easily...

      Graeme DonnieDarko Barbour - 2013-03-01 09:45

      @Sean While the British govt is at all this painting a demeaning picture of SA, why don't they go a step further and just stop all the aid they provide. Yes, the UK is not picture perfect, but all that you have mentioned has been exposed. It is the job of the media to expose it and the job of the govt to deal with it. SA has exposed itself here, they cannot blame anyone else.

      Mlungisi Botha - 2013-03-01 09:54

      @Sean. I liked your comments until you made a u-turn and started to blame the British media for highlighting our wrongs while their own backyard is full of corruption. The fact, buddy, is that we constantly shoot ourselves in the foot and then blame the media for highlighting it. It's not the media, man, but the fact that we are doing this ourselves not once, not twice but many times. We massacred people in Marikana and we hated the coverage, our Oscar did his thing and we hated it and while the world's media is camped out here for Oscar's case our police drag this guy behind their vehicle and kill him. No amount of clever lawyering as in the other cases I mentioned will wipe the mud away. We hate it but we're, through our own doing, firmly in the same dustbin as the Zimbabwes, the Mexicos, the Indias etc. In the countries we love to compare ourselves with, Ministers and Police Commissioners resign willingly or are fired when such things happen under their watch. Will it ever happen here? Not on ya nelly! So what should we do? In business when departments fail we fire their managers, lets do the same in our police service (oops sorry, I mean police force!). When police ministers and commissioners are put on warning for the failures of their depts, I promise you, change will start happening so that when we quite rightly brag about our Constitution being the world's best, then we'll have the evidence to prove that we practise its values.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-01 10:37

      Sean. Nonsense, it isn't as if the rest of the world only woke up with the Pistorius saga. Even the comedy Zuma's painting was everywhere to be seen. This latest bit of awfulness was all over the news in other countries. Al Jazeera and CNN, seen in more countries than the BBC, aired it extensively.

      Bullet Proof - 2013-03-01 11:02

      Zuma the only thing you can do is to fire the police boss.

      gideon.walt - 2013-03-01 12:34

      Beyond Barbaric!

      Marc57 - 2013-03-01 12:41

      Zuma has condemned this!! Wow!! What's next? Any condemnation of farm murders and other sundry murders in SA Mr President? Hmmm? No? I thought not.

      Pierre De Villiers - 2013-03-01 14:09

      If the President is so shocked, why are they not arrested. There is nothing to probe or to investigate. Just arrest them and let the law and legal court process do the investigations.

      Joe Porchy - 2013-03-01 19:56

      Moçambicanos vamos todos voltar à nossa pátria para compartilhar as novas riquezas do Rovuma. Nós não precisamos de ser humilhados por estes vizinhos bárbaros insensíveis Vamos todos voltar para casa e se esses tribos bárbaras alguma vez precisar de nossa ajuda permite ignorá-los com o mesmo desprezo que eles têm nos mostrado

  • Lesiba Christopher - 2013-02-28 22:36

    Well appreciated for the Pres n nat comm coming forward not judgemental.i salute the word investigate

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-03-01 09:31

      Lesiba, obviously you still don't accept that this ANC have brought nothing to this country or it's people except corruption on a massive level, chaos in every single government service from police to medical and education, they are pathetic, hopefully they will be voted out by the intelligent people of this country and there are not enough blind people such as yourself to keep them in power much longer.

  • jungleboy - 2013-02-28 22:41

    Put you money where your mouth is Mr President, act swiftly and make an example of these thugs.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2013-02-28 22:55

      True, instead of "should" and "condolences". Wish this guy had a rib out of President Obama. Such a woos! Laughs, sings, boring speeches, tries to sound intelligent but very lacking!

      David Broadfoot - 2013-03-01 03:33

      Dont you mean put OUR money where his is. ?

      vytjie.molefe - 2013-03-01 06:43

      Touche David!

  • Ntombenhle Dladla Zuma - 2013-02-28 22:53

    Bheki Cele we need u to come back to sort out all these mess from SAPS, Phiyega is too soft

      bobby.omar - 2013-02-28 23:02

      why bheki cele he is the one that said shoot to kill. that is not how you fight crime. just like phiyega cele is no policeman why not promote the white policemen with experience that are in the force and know police work.

      mantsho.tlali - 2013-02-28 23:43

      @Zuma What is wrong with you ? Why do you people liked to be served by corrupt people? Instead of calling for tough laws , your calling for criminal to come back to work.

      Mlungisi Botha - 2013-03-01 10:01

      Thank God he's not around. This police brutality is his doing. YOU DO NOT REACT TO CRIMINALS GETTING YOUR POLICE TO BECOME CRIMINALS THEMSELVES. Frankly, as a Black person our SAPS is desperately close to becoming just like the old SAP.

      jungleboy - 2013-03-02 08:02

      Dear, rather stick to cuppaccinos and spraying free perfume testers at Sandton City.

  • christina.oliviera.7 - 2013-02-28 22:56

    This country is full of Savages!!!

      Joe Porchy - 2013-03-01 19:58

      Moçambicanos vamos todos voltar à nossa pátria para compartilhar as novas riquezas do Rovuma. Nós não precisamos de ser humilhados por estes vizinhos bárbaros insensíveis Vamos todos voltar para casa e se esses tribos bárbaras alguma vez precisar de nossa ajuda permite ignorá-los com o mesmo desprezo que eles têm nos mostrado

  • Dikeledi Afrikan Lioness Maruatona - 2013-02-28 22:58

    Disturbing is how the law enforcement officers can act in such a horrible manner without fear and respect of the rule of law!!

  • Mohammed Bongolane - 2013-02-28 23:00

    The evidence is there the (video) Wat more do u want Mr president Police make enemies forthemselves,no wonder y people kill them too

      florence.booi.9 - 2013-03-01 08:49

      I think at this stage is the only way we can fight back no one cares for the people police keep killing & killing the best part they get awy with it so they just gona have to get the taste of their medicine its easy they reside with the ppl its time ppl look after themselves how much more can we take and I bet you anything kill +-15 police Zuma will do something is the only way

  • Sabelo Nogenge - 2013-02-28 23:00

    Initialy, the officers assaulted the man-AGB with intent to kill. They should hav been in jail already by now. Aske Mthethwa to do the hournarable thing-arrest the thugs. No suspensions. They shud be treated as thugs finish and klaar?

  • Wimpie Nel - 2013-02-28 23:05

    Welcome to OUR world Jacob............

  • Cfiso Saykho Chauke - 2013-02-28 23:14

    the south africa police are all violent no only Daviton .we expect thm to protect us,bt nooooo!thy a bull towards us.

      Simon Maabe - 2013-02-28 23:28

      It's because they're always broke.

      hein.huyser - 2013-03-01 00:33

      Simon, I'm also broke, will it be ok if I act violently against you? Surely you can't reason that way They act that way because 1) they are not in the force because its their vocation, for most its just a job 2) they do not have to give account of their brutality 3) you ok it 4) they are protected by their commanding officers against prosecution 5) we have the most pathetic leaders in positions who do met deserve those positions 6) the public do not demand accountability from the cops or politicians .....

  • Esme Esme - 2013-02-28 23:24

    @dean there u go again...

  • Gill Emerton - 2013-02-28 23:29

    and everybody blames apartheid for everything - this is no better! It really makes me sad that there is such disregard for life. When will we learn to respect one another?

  • papzu - 2013-02-28 23:30

    i hope black people would not blame this on apartheid. Whoooh! Thanks god there was no white policemen involved

      Sabelo Lex Mthembu - 2013-02-28 23:44

      Out of all this that's the only thing on your mind? SMH. Sad mentality hey.

      papzu - 2013-02-28 23:58

      lol. I can't think of an insult stupid enough for you.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-01 10:50

      Sabelo Lex Mthembu. Actually I said the same thing, for if it were white policemen, the amount of indignant blacks would have been staggering here. Too many of you concentrate on colour and racism instead of regretting the demise of one of your brothers.

      Kulziid Kaziing - 2013-03-01 14:49

      you must be out of your mind to say such this has got nothing to do with color its just human brutality 100% xenophobic

  • Monique Naude - 2013-02-28 23:31

    "National police commissioner Riah Phiyega was deeply concerned about allegations that police brutality led to the man's death." Allegations? You must be kidding, right? The evidence is there for all to see. He was tied to the van, his back facing the holding bay. I don't care what he did "wrong" I didn't see him grabbing a gun. The police acted brutally and as such, should be brought to justice for murder. This is murder. It doesn't matter which way you look at it. This was no accident. They knew what they were doing. I'm glad they were caught on camera. Now the whole world got to see what they really get up to. We don't need people like this to "keep us safe". They bring a few good men into disrepute because of their vigilante "policing".

      vytjie.molefe - 2013-03-01 06:46

      What has she done so far - where has she been? She's another disapointment - I so hoped she would make a difference but I just don't see her stepping up to the plate.

      karl.smit2 - 2013-03-01 07:21

      Yes, and you can't even compare this with the Oscar Pistorius saga. A lot was and is still said about Oscar murdering his girl friend Reeva but I think this is much worse.

  • Cfiso Saykho Chauke - 2013-02-28 23:32

    clearly this show that the polise is nt their first time doing wht they did to the taxi drive,their did it before but by good lucky that person didnt die.coz what their did its unacceptable.

  • Martin McKenna - 2013-02-28 23:47

    Dear Mr. Zuma, this is your South Africa! This is your police force! (This is not "our" police force).

      Nhlanhla Mmadi - 2013-03-01 00:40

      U think like a f@@@@n baby where were u born and who pay their salaries its us including you which makes it our police

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-01 10:52

      Nhlanhla Mmadi. No need to display a lack of manners so vividly.

      fargone - 2013-03-01 13:12

      Afraid Martine is quite correct , the fact that our money is used to pay their salaries does not hold true, we the taxpayers have no say in how our taxes are spent, or should I say abused. If we had any say in what was going on as the public and taxpayer, these guys would be arrested and not get bail, they are abusing the badge. If we have police like this, I. Would sooner my taxes were used elswhere cause they are not my idea of police who should hold up the law.

  • Welcome Silinda - 2013-02-28 23:52

    Dis is enough,cops instead of doing your job,u bzy tkng people's lyf.bt i am blaming da justice 4 nt being fair. Dey tke side,if ur a cop or millionair or if ur a celeb/famous.u dnt hv 2 wrry cos dey gnna tke yo side. Dis is Xenephobia actually,hw lng r we gnna treat each ada lyk dis?dis is nt wat God expect us 2 do,He wnna c us lovng each ada,bt he's disappointed nw. Justice must nt luk who dey r b4 tkng descision.poor n rich nid 2 b treatd equally wen it cumz 2 law.

      rob.martin.94402343 - 2013-03-01 09:08

      I this morse code?

      james.mngadi.3 - 2013-03-01 16:17

      Someone help us please decipher this Morse Code.

      Ferdi Van Rooyen - 2013-03-01 16:51

      You are getting down votes because you are using text slang (probably because you are typing on a phone). I think people should listen to what you are saying, and not how you are saying it. But learn from this. Improper use of language will prevent your message from being carried. Regardless, I don't think it is reason enough to down vote you, since I agree with you. More of South Africa should be here, seeing the truth as you do. That would take us a good long way towards saving this country.

  • Hloni Mathews - 2013-02-28 23:56

    Heh...those cops will continue to live their lives normally as if nothing happened and believe me a 100%,they are going to be covered up until we all forget about it.(what happened in 1.Marikana to 2.Andries tatane to 3.Maberete and to the 4.taxi driver and more)...hmmm!

  • grant.stevens.54390 - 2013-03-01 00:04

    Well done South Africa! World headline news. Banana republic.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2013-03-01 08:48

      STFU

      Tsepo Mdlalose - 2013-03-01 11:43

      Zapadela supports this type of behaviour

  • Bongi Hlongwane - 2013-03-01 00:05

    There's nothing to investigate here dear commissioner, evidence is right infront of your eyes. Case closed, hang these sick police bastards

  • hein.huyser - 2013-03-01 00:16

    Not the first or the last time this happens. Sad but true. The top-cop position must be filled by a policeman who can instill discipline. No politician are respected by the average cop.

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-01 00:20

    this was staged.

      gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-03-01 05:52

      You smoke a lot of the good sheet do you?

      james.mngadi.3 - 2013-03-01 16:27

      please get help

  • willem.v.hoven - 2013-03-01 00:20

    This should teach foreigners .... just pay the police... like all self-respecting South Africans have to do

  • Adrian Wells - 2013-03-01 00:30

    It's actually ridiculous, the cops have been doing this for years, apartheid and in our new democracy. I'm surprised the person that took this video never had the same fate, I've seen cops beat woman up outside a club in edenvale and they started confiscating phones and deleting pictures. Cops need to get off their power trip and serve the people, not kill the people... Also what a lame excuse from the saps... Hope they rot in jail

  • Heike van Heerden - 2013-03-01 01:28

    Please also take fingerprint of the deceased to try and establish why he refused arrest in such a manner? It was not normal behaviour!

      StormyWeather - 2013-03-01 07:55

      Heike - if you were a National from another country, knowing full well what can happen to you here - would you willingly get in the van. If the police do not beat you up then the people in the prison cells will.

      Tersia Louw - 2013-03-01 22:09

      There's a lot of abnormal behaviour going round, Heike; mainly from the police.

  • Ayanda Buthelezi - 2013-03-01 01:59

    any 1 have vidio

      Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-01 06:26

      tubidy.mobi/watch/MztBxGZVEaY_3D/3gp-mobile/fs

  • Mdluli Vusi - 2013-03-01 03:01

    @Peter Mtyeku Africa for Africans(including white africans).south africa was his home too.he didn't Cross any sea to be here,he only crossed a man made boarder.legal or illegal immigrants liking them or hating them they are our brothers and sister.family is family its not by choice.

  • jessica.silver.520 - 2013-03-01 03:21

    @Simon Maabe - "whites know the work neh? It was a white Commander who ordered the shootings at Marikana. When u read news, read all of them." Just shows even when you hurt people in your own race group - Still you blame white people.

  • Rory Nel - 2013-03-01 03:53

    South Africa's very own GESTAPO what a proud nation we are.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-01 11:03

      Rory Nel, If you have seen with your own eyes what the Gestapo did to people, I think you would think twice before using that word.

  • Farayi Mambo - 2013-03-01 03:53

    Why was the poor driver resisting arrest. Now has paid with his dear life.

      james.mngadi.3 - 2013-03-01 16:35

      Eish!!! Your comments are heartless and brutal!

  • Joe Mase - 2013-03-01 03:59

    Absolutely no excuse for such atrocious behaviour; there behaviour is identical to the previous police force. What a shame.

  • Joe Mase - 2013-03-01 04:03

    Absolutely no excuse for such atrocious behaviour; there behaviour is identical to the previous police force. What a shame.

      gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-03-01 12:54

      HA HA HA Your tag cracked me up. :-)

  • Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-01 04:05

    Their story about back-up does not make sense. If back-up was required, why would the one officer leave his colleague alone with this supposedly dangerous man? Why would he decide to trek all the way to the station to call for back-up? What other nation in the world works like this? If cops need back-up, there's a way of getting it. I don't care if the cops are in Timbuktu, going back to the station is stupid. This is a tall tale. As tall a tale as Oscar's. As tall a tale as that about Steve Biko dying of starvation.

  • Happy Phoku - 2013-03-01 04:31

    beware of cops, u will be Mari-gunnered

      Ayoba Mosoma Ayoba - 2013-03-01 05:06

      take them to modabee

  • Punungwe - 2013-03-01 04:38

    The first step is to fire the commander of the station where this happened, so that in future other commanders will know the importance of ensuring discipline in their men

  • Joe Maritz - 2013-03-01 04:40

    Does our esteemed minister not have youtube? There are more than 2 cops involved. 2 clicks and I watched it. 'Just pay the brible vs death' Our choices are becoming limited.

  • gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-03-01 05:06

    As disturbing as this whole thing is and all of the insane, reckless and murderous behaviour of our police force, what astounds me is the laughing and cheering on by the crouds all around. I could make out no white faces anywhere - not the police not the cheering crowds. So Mr. Zuma, is this another of your examples of apartheid being to blame for everything except the black plague of the mid thirteen hundreds? Black cops killing a black man to the delight of s cheering black audience. This barbaric behaviour is that of a savage group of individuals that have arisen only as a result of the hopeless corruption and incompetence of this entire ANC leadership. Now Madiba - now is the time to cry for the death of your life's dream.

      karl.smit2 - 2013-03-01 07:35

      Well said.

      StormyWeather - 2013-03-01 08:02

      Gary - perhaps its time to learn Zulu? I also thought that initially until I got some help in translating what was being said/shouted. Whilst a few people in the crowd whistled and 'egged' them on initially, it soon became 'Why', 'What did he do', 'shoot it - meaning capture it on camera. 'we are shooting you' - to the police who were not phased that they were being recorded. Did you miss the 'Haibo' at the end which is an expression of shock/disbelief? That is what sent me on my mission to find out exactly what was being said.

      gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-03-01 10:11

      Stormy I submit to your deeper probing into the video. But this will not be laid out on a platter (as you have done here) to the rest of those watching. Regardless of my omission (for which I apologise - just like Lulu) I still think that Mandela's dream was hijacked and prostituted out by a bunch of gredy thugs.

  • Raba Mhlongo - 2013-03-01 05:08

    This is not the 1st time Daveyton Police has done such a thing,am a resident of Daveyton and I would love some justice for a change,everyday they are beating people like they own this country and the is nothing that can be done by the people of Daveyton,they have killed a kwaito singer before and we still see those cops wearing a police uniform,they dissappeared for only 2 months now they are back.I hope this time we find justice.

  • Mdu Mdu Makilomiter - 2013-03-01 05:08

    this is not accaptable no one have a right to kill someone and no body is above the low

  • Lesly Kgatla - 2013-03-01 05:18

    Be aware of cop , this is not the first time happening in daveton. We don't expect such a bad behaviour from our saps. Justice must be done.

  • Lynn Hattingh - 2013-03-01 05:31

    Patrick Craven the officers involved should not be suspended, the should be arrested and charged with murder. Maybe they are friends of yours, you seem to think that killing someone is not such a big thing! Slap them on the wrist and let then go sit at home on full pay for months! Well I have news for you we pay their bloody salary so you have no right to voice your pathetic opinion,

      Gugu Mpofu - 2013-03-01 06:34

      Newsflash for you Lynn the person who died in this instance is a foreigner and has happened in the past killing foreigners in this country is not a crime.apparently its tolerated and accepted.

  • Rouserphills Rouserphills - 2013-03-01 05:47

    So what did you all learn today,if the Fuzz hoot at you to move,either move,bribe them to stay,or take a trip down memmory road

      Djuas Mbendzan - 2013-03-01 06:44

      so this things happening bcz south Africa ist full of apartheid

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-01 11:08

      Djuas Mbendzan, Yes and full of idiots too.

  • Mpadu - 2013-03-01 05:56

    WE destroy our beautiful world ourself. Are WE living in Hell or in Heaven?Imagine life without love.

      Eugenia Langa - 2013-03-01 06:08

      We are already in hell.

      gary.gordon.961993 - 2013-03-01 06:43

      There is always love Mpadu. I dread to think how much worse this whole insane world would be if some level of love was not present. As you have said this feels like hell... it sure is no heaven I would want to be in.

  • James Bradley - 2013-03-01 05:57

    All under the Jacob Zuma administration ...

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2013-03-01 05:57

    They should be arrested , as this is no different to what Oscar did , cant have different rules for different people

  • Richard John Pritz - 2013-03-01 06:01

    This is a disgusting crime. What really makes me angry is that the police have evidence and have not yet arrested the suspected culprits. This says a lot about our police system. How are we supposed to feel safe when there have been a number of incidents of police brutality. It says there are wider leadership problems within the police force (should be police service!!). There needs to be change from the top - a new broom sweeps clean.

  • Mathabo Maphosa - 2013-03-01 06:04

    Pity such barbaric behavior goes on. you know you find people crying and complaining about what apartheid did, the negative impact, how evil whites were then. ok what do we call this that is happening, do we pin this on apartheid too. certain things are uncalled for really, animals behave better than us. we need grow and put out focus on more important things. As for Zuma just don't know what to say all talk and no action shower man

  • Louis Nolte - 2013-03-01 06:04

    Must be because of Apartheid!

      Charmaine Sanic - 2013-03-01 06:26

      Oh get over yourself LOUIS, you must be blind because apartheid is still very much alive now its just called democracy.

  • Chris Jikijela - 2013-03-01 06:07

    With black people around loughing.

      Hansie Crook - 2013-03-01 06:53

      You must have been listening to a different footage... Trevor Noah maybe?

      Hansie Crook - 2013-03-01 06:55

      The video was analysed and no one was laughing... Stop drinking african beer in the morning

      james.mngadi.3 - 2013-03-01 16:56

      You are a million times wrong.

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-01 06:12

    tubidy.mobi/watch/MztBxGZVEaY_3D/3gp-mobile/fs. If u haven't watched e video.

      Musawashe Moyo - 2013-03-01 06:21

      Its beyond horrible