Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa (pictured) has told law enforcement officials to follow their code of conduct and remember their duty to the public. File photo: Sizwe Ndingane

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Sunday warned police officers to adhere to their code of conduct, SABC news reported.

“We have a very big task on our shoulders of keeping our public safe. I just want to remind you that through your code of conduct you have a responsibility to help other members who may have wrong intentions which are not lawful.”

He was speaking at the Lomanayaneng police station at Mahikeng, in the North West, after visiting court interpreter Morgan Mohlala.

A police officer allegedly assaulted Mohlala and dragged him about 100m alongside a police vehicle in Setlopo Village, Mahikeng, on March 7. He sustained injuries to his feet.

Mthethwa commended North West commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo for suspending a sergeant who was allegedly involved.

The sergeant appeared in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Friday and remains in custody.

He was expected to apply for bail on Wednesday. - Sapa