AFTER viewing the news on e-NCA on Thursday, I was most disgusted and shocked at the police brutality that took place in Daveyton, Gauteng. A taxi driver was handcuffed behind a police vehicle and dragged 500m to the police station.
Regardless of what his crime was, these thugs, and this is all they are, had no right to treat any human being in this manner.
These so-called policemen have been put in a position of trust, who we, the public, are supposed to respect, look up to and call on when we need them. What worries me is the possibility of having the same treatment meted out to us, the general public, if we commit a crime, no matter if it is a traffic or some other minor offence or whatever.
I sincerely hope these thugs are brought to book, given the ultimate punishment and sentenced to life imprisonment – and the crime not brushed under the table. My plea is to the relevant authorities who are in control of the SAPS to make absolutely sure that when they recruit personnel they are honest, dedicated, not open to corruption and do not just treat it as a job but as a career.
The sad thing about this disgusting crime is that the victim died of his injuries later in the day. My condolences to his family who I am sure were dependant on his salary.
Please Mrs Commissioner, let's clean up our SAPS and rid it of all the rotten apples.
Ian Mills, Port Elizabeth