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Probe Under Way Into Conduct Of Officers

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Another report of heavy-handedness by police officers enforcing the lockdown is being investigated, this time in Strand.

Journalist Murray Williams revealed the story on his Twitter page after a member of the public had sent him a video of the incident which apparently happened before 8am on Friday morning.

It shows police officers drag a mask-wearing woman into a police car after what looks like a verbal disagreement.

In a statement, Western Cape Police Commissioner Yolisa Matakata revealed the woman was released because detectives could find no basis for her to be charged.

The arresting officers are being investigated by a senior officer.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said: “An investigation into the conduct of police officers who arrested a woman in Strand on Friday morning has been instituted. Once the probe has been finalised the outcome will be made known.”

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