Mbalula: Blue lights assault blight on entire SAPS

Mbalula: Blue lights assault blight on entire SAPS

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula says the assault of motorists by the deputy president's bodyguards is a blight on the entire South African Police Service. 

Mbalula: Thorough investigation needed into blue lights assault
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Four VIP Protection Unit officers have been served with letters of suspension after footage emerged of a group of them dragging and repeatedly kicking the victims. 

READ: Four Mashatile VIP protectors suspended

The incident happened over the weekend on the N1 highway in Johannesburg.

Mbalula commented on the incident at a briefing on Wednesday, to discuss the outcomes of the ANC's National Working Committee meeting.

"This was not only cowardly but runs against the grain of what SAPS must stand for. 

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"We accordingly urge the minister to allow Ipid to investigate this matter and to check whether there were indiscretions in terms of police activity because we cannot answer why they acted in the manner which they did."

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