Eastern Cape Police

Eastern Cape Police

Eastern Cape police investigate viral video of officers relaxing – watch

The SAPS has confirmed that it is investigating allegations of poor service delivery levelled against Eastern Cape police officers.

Eastern Cape Police

Eastern Cape Police

The Provincial SAPS is investigating the allegations made against  police in a video clip that went viral in which a dad claimed that Eastern Cape police officers were relaxing and ignoring him when he went to ask for help with investigating an attempted sexual assault case against his daughter. 

The man who identified himself as “Robert”, obviously to protect his daughter’s identity, said he had gone to the Queenstown Police station to ask for assistance after the attempted sexual assault. However, he alleged in the video that The South African reported on last week, that the Eastern Cape police officers had not provided him with service and proceeded to film them relaxing inside the police station.

The 95-second video, in which you can watch the Queenstown cops in their full lethargic glory, shows three staff seated behind the counter at the police station seemingly ignoring the presence of the man taking in the video. 

“This is me Robert standing in front of Queenstown police station informing the police about what is happening and my situation and this is the service I am getting as a tax payer of South Africa,” he said in the video.

“Beautiful, ‘ne’,” he quipped on the voice-over as one of the staff members behind the counter, appearing totally relaxed, leans back and stretches her arms out over her head.

“My child of eight years old has been sexually assaulted and I am here to tell them that…the…person that done this is busy fleeing the country right now,” he said.

In case you missed it earlier here is the video:

Eastern Cape Police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said on Tuesday that the SAPS was aware of the viral video.

“SAPS in the Province has indeed seen the video clip as provided. Our experts will view the video in order to ascertain its authenticity and the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident are currently being investigated,” Kinana said.