LEPHALALE — Two videos have surfaced depicting a manhandling scene at Lephalale SAPS premises on Friday 30 November.
According to information acquired by Mogol Post, some members of Lephalale Unemployment Forum (LUF) went to SAPS Lephalale to talk about developments leading to the total shutdown protest which was arranged to take place on Tuesday 4 December.
On their arrival they spoke to the Lephalale SAPS Station Commander Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramakgoakgoa before they were approached by a group of people wearing ANC T-shirts.
Police statement says the ANC members wanted to assault LUF members before Col Ramakgoakgoa tried to intervene.
The Colonel was then attacked by a woman named Precious Ngoepe, who is presumed to be a member of the ANC. The suspect insulted the Station Commander, assaulted him and further tore his police uniform shirt,” reads the statement.
In two very short videos there is a commotion with audio that is not so clear, except that someone behind the crowd keeps saying a gun has been pulled out.
One policeman as well as woman from both sides are seen intervening and at that stage the Colonel’s police shirt is clearly ripped open as he distances himself from the commotion and walks into the charge office in the company of another policeman.
Though the videos tell a short story of a distressing situation, not much is known as to what started the commotion.
Attempts to get a comment from the ANC Sub-Region were fruitless.
Precious Ngoepe, the lady alleged to have attacked Ramakgoakgoa, has since been arrested and appeared in Lephalale Magistrate’s Court on Friday for assaulting a Police Officer and malicious damage to property. She was granted bail of R1 000 and the case was postponed to Wednesday 5 December.
The case has been withdrawn from court.