In a video shared on social media a man can be seen handcuffed in a police dog cage.
Free State police commissioner Lieutenant-General Baile Motswenyane has called for an investigation into a video of a man locked in a dog cage inside a police van.
In the video, which has been doing the rounds on social media, a handcuffed man can be seen hunched over in a dog cage at the back of a police van.
In a cage, next to the man, is a dog barking constantly.
In a statement on Tuesday, SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said, according to information received, the incident happened in 2019.
“Lieutenant-General Baile Motswenyane regards this as very serious, hence she instructed the district commissioner to, with immediate effect, start a departmental investigation to probe this matter.
“For now, we regard the matter as pending, and will allow the legal route to unfold,” said Makhele.
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