Icasa upholds SAPS complaint against DA

Johannesburg - A complaint by the SAPS regarding a DA election advert that contains a photo of a police officer shooting rubber bullets was upheld by the Independent Communications Authority of SA on Friday.

“The election period tends to bring about a lot of volitility. The police should not be seen as a threat to the community,” chairman of Icasa's complaints and compliance committee Wandile Tutani said in Johannesburg.

The DA's Gauteng premier candidate and spokesman, Mmusi Maimane, stars in the party's Ayisafani advert. Screengrab: YouTube. Credit: YouTube

“The offending part of the advert (must) be excised. That is our decision.”