SABC NEWS: KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has called for an investigation into an incident that transpired at the Shaka’s Rock residential complex. A child was allegedly manhandled by peace officers in an arrest where eleven individuals were detained for contravening lockdown regulations. Following public outrage, the KwaDukuza municipality instituted a probe into the incident and revealed on Tuesday that the officers have been cleared of their conduct while handling of the situation.
Zikalala stated,”We do not condone any form of abuse against citizens, especially children … Hence, we are requesting the MEC for transport, community safety and liaison, together with the MEC for co-operative governance & traditional affairs, to ensure that they investigate this incident.
The Active Citizens Movement has also dismissed the findings the incident report where the KwaDukuza municipal peace officers allegedly manhandled a 4-year old child. The findings were the result of an urgent investigation by the KwaDukuza Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The incident sparked public outrage after a video went viral where it shows traffic officers in a scuffle over the child at a private complex while arresting 11 people for illegally visiting the beach.
“We appeal for cool heads and also appeal to our people to respect the regulations of the lockdown to prevent any unnecessary confrontation with law-enforcement officers.”
ACM’s Deputy Chairperson and Head of Media, Yashica Padia, says law enforcement officers need to be called to order on how they carry out their duties.