The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says the four police officers who were caught assaulting a group of women on CCTV footage in front of their home in Leiden, Delft have been released on a warning.
According to IPID, the officers on the CCTV footage were identified as members attached to the National Intervention Unit in Pretoria, and appeared in Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, October 26 on charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and common assault.
IPID spokesperson, Grace Langa, says the incident occurred on Saturday, September 25 when officers approached the women, where one officer reportedly asked if they would ride with them.
“One of the ladies responded [by saying] no. That is when the police officers approached the ladies and started assaulting them,” Langa explains.
Langa also said that they used rubber bullets, which hit one of the ladies in the stomach.
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Langa went on to say that the officers Sgt. Ntuthuko Dladla, Constable Francious Monyai, and both Warrant Officers James Mokitle and Setlole Motabogi will now appear in court on February 16, 2022 for legal representation.