The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says it’s investigating allegations of Cuban police manhandling South African students. A video surfaced on social media showing South Africans in scuffles with what appears to be security officials in the Caribbean nation.
DIRCO says the Embassy is looking into the incident.
In a brief statement – the Department of International Relations and Cooperation says it’s aware of the video circulating on social media.
At this point, it remains unclear what caused the incident.
Social media users raised concerns about the treatment and well-being of South Africans studying in Cuba. Some even claimed mistreatment by Cuban locals and university staff.
But the government says it working with the relevant bodies to investigate the matter.
The Cuban Embassy in Pretoria was not available for comment.
NEW: Video emerges of Cuban police beating and arresting South African medical students. pic.twitter.com/s0YIlP5B1Y
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