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Holomisa highlights alleged police brutality to uphold lockdown regulations

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Bantu Holomisa took to Twitter to highlight the alleged police brutality citizens are being subjected to, as police offers appear to be committed to ensuring compliance with lockdown regulations at all costs.

Leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Bantu Holomisa took to Twitter on Thursday, 14 January 2021, to highlight the alleged brutality experienced by civilians at the hands of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Specifically, Holomisa shared how one person in Cookhouse, a rural area in the Eastern Cape province, was allegedly ill-treated by the police.

Holomisa also shared a screenshot of the message contextualising the very explicit images. The message claimed that the alleged victim was assaulted by the local SAPS in his own yard. The SAPS reportedly claimed that the man was not abiding by Alert Level 3 regulations. After the family pursued legal action by reporting the crime at the police station and with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), they have reportedly not received any feedback from any of the two entities.

Holomisa has since called on Minister of Police, Bheki Cele to intervene in the situation. The minister, however, previously expressed the harsh consequences for those who fail to adhere to lockdown regulations, further threatening arrest.

See the post below.

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