Cape Town - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating a case of police brutality following a complaint by a mother and son who were allegedly dragged, kicked and choked by Philippi officers.
“A meeting was held between the victims and Ipid investigators. A follow-up meeting is to take place between the same victims and our investigators to obtain their affidavits. Investigations are continuing,” said Sontaga Seisa, acting Ipid national spokesperson.
The Weekend Argus spoke to Aloma Matthews, 55, and her son, Michail Kadwe, 18, from Hanover Park, who were caught up in an eviction gone wrong last weekend.
Matthews, who has been undergoing cancer treatment, had been visiting a neighbour.
“I was the only one left in the house. An officer took me by the legs and dragged me off the bed to the front room,” said Matthews.