Judge slams policewomen for humiliating man in women’s month arrest

04 December 2019 - 07:00 By Dave Chambers
Motorist Phumelele Ndesi experiences the gentler side of women's month policing in the Eastern Cape at a New Brighton roadblock staffed by reservist Lillian Swepu and Constable Rozetta Grootboom.
Motorist Phumelele Ndesi experiences the gentler side of women's month policing in the Eastern Cape at a New Brighton roadblock staffed by reservist Lillian Swepu and Constable Rozetta Grootboom.
Image: The Herald/Eugene Coetzee

Thirty policewomen handcuffed a father who had missed a maintenance court hearing and sang Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo (You strike a woman, you strike a rock) as they marched him out of his office in the city centre.

Now the incident has cost the police R75,000.

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