Freedom Front Plus
Freedom Front Plus

Brutal incident at Witrivier police station must be investigated

A recording of an incident in which a man is seemingly assaulted in the police station at Witrivier in Mpumalanga is currently doing the rounds on social media and the FF Plus demands that the matter must be thoroughly investigated.

The individuals in question, Barend Byliefeldt and Delia Jordaan, allege that they were assaulted by members of a private security company, the name of which is known to the FF Plus.

The incident took place after Byliefeldt and Jordaan made a video recording of a convoy, which the relevant company was a part of, accompanying a number of vehicles that reportedly posed a risk to other road users.

When members of the convoy noticed that Byliefeldt and Jordaan were recording them, the couple was reportedly forced to stop at a traffic circle. The couple was then allegedly threatened with firearms and their vehicle was damaged.

They were taken to the police station at Witrivier and that is where the assault reportedly took place.
Jordaan recorded the incident with her cell phone.

The video footage shows Byliefeldt being assaulted and even kicked in the head in an attempt to take his phone from him.

Ultimately, his phone was taken off him and broken.

The incident is absolutely unacceptable and the FF Plus will request the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) to investigate the events, particularly also the police's conduct throughout the ordeal.

The FF Plus has already sent the footage to senior police officers in the province as well as the MEC for Safety and Security, Vusi Shongwe.

Shongwe has undertaken to have the matter investigated.



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