Skip to Content

8 police officers assigned to protect South Africa’s deputy president arrested over highway attack

Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Eight police officers assigned to a security team protecting South Africa’s deputy president have been arrested and are expected to appear in court on Monday after they were caught on video kicking and stomping on two men on a Johannesburg highway this month. One of the men was kicked unconcious in the attack. The body that investigates police misconduct says the officers will face charges of assault, malicious damage to property and firearm offenses. Some of the plainclothes VIP protection officers were carrying assault rifles when they dragged three men, who were off-duty trainee soldiers, out of their car.

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content