Cape Town - The Human Rights commissioner has lashed out at police following the incident in which a woman was woman arrested last week for “taking a selfie” in Sea Point.
Esethu Mcinjana, 23 was arrested for “taking a selfie” in Sea Point and said she had never felt so humiliated, adding that she wanted the police to pay for her traumatic experience.
Recalling the incident on May 19, Mcinjana said: “I’m going to sue the police. I have already talked with lawyers on Friday.
“Last Sunday I went for a job interview in Sea Point and was taking selfies. I was the only black person in the area. White people were jogging and playing with their dogs.
“Two police officers came straight to me and accused me of being part of a gang who stole from cars in the area. The police didn't have any proof for why they accused me of being a criminal. I even tried to hand the police an email to show I was there for an interview. But the officer said no one interviews a person on a Sunday.”