Presidential protection officers who assaulted motorists back at work


Eight Presidential Protection Services members, who were caught on camera
assaulting motorists on the N1 near Olivedale in Johannesburg in July, have returned to
their posts. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Athlenda Mathe, says that their return is in
line with the SAPS disciplinary regulations. They were suspended for 60 days.

The officers, who formed part of Deputy President Paul Mashatile’s personal security, have
now been confined to the office and are not operational, pending the finalisation of the
internal departmental investigation and the criminal case before the court. The eight
police officers face 12 charges, including pointing a firearm, reckless and negligent
driving, malicious damage to property, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily
harm, obstruction of justice, and assault by way of threat.


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