Cape Town - It’s been a month since the police said the investigation into Esethu Mcinjana’s arrest was “almost finalised”, yet she has had no communication from the police.
Mcinjana was arrested on 19 May in Sea Point while waiting for a job interview at a hotel in the area. She had arrived early for the interview and went to sit on a bench on the promenade. She was accused of being in possession of an implement to break into vehicles. It was in fact an old gate remote switch. She was arrested, held in custody over night, and released in the afternoon.
At the time, Sea Point police spokesperson Captain Elizabeth Munro said Mcinjana was released because there were “no prospects of successful prosecution as discussed with the senior prosecutor”.
Mcinjana gave a statement to representatives from the SAPS provincial legal services and Western Cape Police Ombudsman.
Deputy Director of Communications for the Ombudsman Deidré Foster said, “Our investigation into the matter is in the process of being concluded, and is found to be substantiated.”