A Twitter user took to the social media platform to expose what some South African Police Service members did to her father. According to Ngwane Ntobe, her father was on his way to work when he spotted a car following him. Upon realizing that he might be targeted for hijacking, he decided to speed off. He later saw a police van and ran to it for help. Unfortunately the police did not help him as he anticipated. The police arrested the terrified man, accusing him of trying to steal a car.
Seeming the police were working with the hijackers. In a video clip shared by Ntobe, the police can be seen handcuffing her father who is neatly dressed for work. He can be seen trying to plead with them, telling them that he is the one who was followed by a car and he ran to them for help. But the police officers did not want to hear a word from him.
Ntobe has appealed to the public and Police Minister, Bheki Cele for intervention. Her father has opened a case against the police and also for attempted hijacking but knowing our country, the case may be dumped into a trash bin.
This matter has sparked a debate on Twitter. Sphithiphithi The Evaluator lashed out at the police force. "This is why we still say, citizens are NOT safe in this country. This is so disgusting. Hope he finds a good lawyer and report this to IPID, that's if they even do their job," Sphithiphithi said.
This is heartbreaking. If we can't run to the police when we are in danger, where are we going to run Tsubasa? The poor man nearly got hijacked and ended up being victimized by a group of police who were supposed to be protecting him from the hijackers! Why would he run to the police knowing he's been driving a stolen car?
Meanwhile, there has been a huge public uproar about police officers involved in a spate of hijacking. Recently two police officer and an Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer handed themselves over to the police for allegedly hijacking a truck. Last year, another Ekurhuleni Metro Officer and an accomplice were arrested minutes after allegedly hijacking a truck on the N12 highway in Boksburg. (Source:https://www.enca.com/news/crime-sa-two-officers-arrested-truck-hijacking)
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