Ballito businesswoman demands justice for cop assault

Ballito businesswoman demands justice for cop assault

A Ballito businesswoman who claims to have been assaulted by police has called for swift action in her case. 


Viloshini Chengadu alleges the incident took place at her Mount Edgecombe offices last week.  

It's after a car crash that was said to have involved an employee and an off-duty cop on Harry Gwala Road, west of Durban. 

The 48-year-old says her husband requested that both parties file an accident report. 

She claims, however, that the police officer and another metro cop came to her office. 

She alleges that an altercation broke out after she asked him to produce a driver's licence.

"The SAPS guy picked up the chair that he was sitting on and flung it on my face and punched me twice. The metro police [officer] drew out his firearm and pointed it at my husband, myself and my worker. My husband and employee were more concerned about me because I was bleeding very badly, and my husband contacted SAPS." 

She says she was rushed to hospital. 

KZN police have confirmed that they're investigating charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and the pointing of a firearm.

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