Cop in court for dragging man

A policeman accused of assaulting a man was expected to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrate’s Court today.

The sergeant, from Setlopo village, was charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after he allegedly beat up another man while he was clothed in full police uniform, said North West police Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

The incident occurred earlier this month, but was only reported to police on Tuesday. The officer was arrested on Wednesday.

“According to the information received by the police, the victim went to a local tuck-shop and saw a friend of his having a confrontation with the police officer.

“When the alleged victim witnessed the said confrontation between his friend and the police officer on duty he decided to intervene and that is when the alleged assault took place,” said Ngubane.

According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s Moses Dlamini the officer, who was sitting in a police car, grabbed the complainant by the neck and dragged him for about 100 metres.

The officer has since been suspended.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When planning for the Black Friday sales do you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Save, research and plan ahead, preparing to make the most of it?
7% - 992 votes
Wait and see what looks like a good deal on the day?
14% - 1881 votes
Have no interest in spending more money this year?
79% - 10605 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.18
(+0.15)
ZAR/GBP
20.30
(+0.04)
ZAR/EUR
18.11
(+0.05)
ZAR/AUD
11.20
(-0.13)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.09)
Gold
1809.70
(+0.03)
Silver
23.23
(+0.21)
Platinum
951.00
(-0.70)
Brent Crude
47.75
(-1.52)
Palladium
2381.00
(+1.10)
All Share
57923.69
(+0.31)
Top 40
53084.13
(+0.27)
Financial 15
11645.28
(+0.04)
Industrial 25
79993.34
(+0.20)
Resource 10
52790.93
(+0.35)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo