KZN police probe woman's violent assault after video goes viral

2019-04-08 14:48
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Police are investigating a case of assault after a video showing an unknown man mercilessly beating a KwaZulu-Natal woman while her hands were tied went viral.

The video went viral after Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi shared it on Sunday on Twitter.

"A case of assault was opened at KwaMsane police station after a woman was allegedly assaulted. The matter is still under investigation," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said on Monday.

In his tweet, Lesufi says he was informed that the incident possibly occurred in Mtubatuba, KZN.

'We stand against any abuse'

"Dear Minister [of Police] this is brutality not discipline. Let's protect our children. I am told it happened in Mtubatuba, KZN."

Provincial education authorities said the assault was not linked to any schools or the education sector in the province.

"There has not been any information or report that links the KZN Department of Education with this video clip. We however stand firm against any abuse of learners."

In the video, a man is severely beating a woman with what appears to be a stick. She writhes in pain and screams as he unashamedly continues lashing her on her lower back.

He eventually stops after she rolls away from him.

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