A video of a taxi driver assaulting police officers and resisting arrest have gone viral on social media.The Mogale City municipality condemned the attack on the police officer.
The taxi driver repeatedly punched a metro police officer on duty in the video.
According to the council’s head of communications, Adrian Amod, the viral video that surfaced this week took place on August 14.
The traffic officers stopped an overloaded taxi during a roadblock.
Amod said the taxi driver who had been stopped picked up an argument with the police officers after refusing to give them his driver’s licence and professional driving permit.
“Upon repeated requests for his particulars, the driver refused to provide the officer with the documents. The officer consequently attempted to arrest the driver.”
“In resisting arrest, the driver, who was also backed by one of the male occupants, attacked two of our traffic officers”, he said.
The other officers on the scene successfully arrested the taxi driver and took him to Krugersdorp police station.
The police opened a case of assault following his arrest.
“From the incident one can hear members of the public encouraging the taxi driver to beat up the officers,” said Amod.
“This we totally condemn, as it is a disregard for the law, which through law enforcement we carry out to increase road safety to the benefit of all road users, including taxi passengers.”
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I am dumbfounded.
I really hope that the @SAPoliceService will step up here.
This is bad….. unbelievable pic.twitter.com/SEU80CtWni
— Engineer Matšhela Koko (@koko_matshela) August 24, 2020
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