Police Brutal Abuse against a Nigerian in south Africa


A video showing a Nigerian man being brutally attacked by uniformed police in South Africa has sparked public outrage.

The footage, which was posted to social media, led to the suspension and arrest of two police officers and prompted a heated discussion about South Africa’s attitudes towards immigrants.

BBC  Anne-Marie Tomchak has more on the police response and what she’s been hearing from Nigerian’s living in South Africa.

Two South African police officers who were allegedly caught on video taking part in the beating and stripping of an unarmed Nigerian on a Cape Town street have been arrested, the police watchdog said on Saturday.  The Independent Police Directorate said the officers, aged 42 and 45 years old, would appear in court on Monday on charges of assault.

This recent event with a  video footage showing two armed uniformed policemen and private guards punching and kicking a man on a Cape Town street went viral, prompting public outrage.