The South African National Civic Organisation(SANCO) on Sunday expressed shock about a video showing municipal police officers pelting arrested suspects with apples. The civic organisation called for the officers allegedly employed by Theewaterskloof municipality in Villiersdorp to be fired.
“The despicable actions of the officers showed disregard for human rights and the rule of law. They humiliated the four individuals and displayed brutality that undermined their constitutional rights,” declared SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu.
Mahlangu said that law enforcement officers who think that they are a law unto themselves must be relieved of their responsibilities before citizens retaliate.