White River police station assault: AfriForum assists couple in filing charges
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DURBAN - The couple involved in an assault at the White River police station are set to lay charges against the private security security guards involved in the attack.
Civil rights organisation AfriForum said they will assist the couple following the harrowing assault, which has since gone viral on socia media.
AfriForum's Marnus Kamfer said they will also help the pair submit a charge against the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority under the leadership of advocate Gerrie Nel.
"If these criminals that traumatised this couple are indeed security officials, their actions are in contravention of the entire nature of the PSiRA code of conduct. Their behaviour is simply unacceptable.
’’Something that further repels AfriForum is the fact that this behaviour took place in a police station in the presence of police officials that are supposed to protect citizens. We cannot simply ignore this matter," he said.
Video footage of the incident shows a man being assaulted by men, believed to be from a private security firm. It is alleged that the men tried to push the couple off the road and the couple eventually drove to the police station, where the man was assaulted.
Police have been criticised for not assisting the man or stopping the assault.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the matter was under investigation.