WATCH: Blue light victims identified, cops to face internal process

WATCH: Blue light victims identified, cops to face internal process

The controversial issue of blue lights has again come under the spotlight after a group of SAPS VIP Protection members were caught on camera assaulting occupants of another vehicle. 

WATCH: Motorists assaulted by SAPS VIP unit

It's said the incident took place along the N1 in Johannesburg. 


In the video, which was widely shared on social media, a group of heavily armed men are seen alighting two black BMW X5 SUVS, kicking and punching occupants of a small vehicle which they had cornered before jumping back into their vehicles and taking off - leaving the occupants of the other vehicle lying on the ground. 


They were also seen brandishing firearms and rifles. 


On its platforms, SAPS has confirmed preliminary investigations show that the vehicles - with visible police registrations - belong to them. 

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SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe also says the victims have been identified.


"The SAPS has since successfully traced the victims of this incident. The process to obtain their statements continues as part of the probe. 

"The police officers have also been identified and will be subjected to internal processes. Management of the SAPS views this as serious and will get to the bottom of this incident."


The incident has once again sparked a widespread debate around the so-called blue light brigades, with some sharing encounters of varying levels of abuse. 

WARNING: Please note the video contains scenes of graphic violence.

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