The KwaDukuza Municipality will hold a formal hearing with its traffic officers who were involved in a scuffle with a father and his young child at a residential complex at Shaka’s Rock on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
On Monday, a video showing a screaming child being pulled away from his father went viral. The father is then seen grabbing the child from the officers and asking his wife to call the police.
The video went viral on social media sparking outrage among members of the public.
It is believed that officers may have been acting in terms of enforcing lockdown regulations.
KwaDukuza municipal spokesperson Sipho Mkhize says, “We do not condone any action that was taken in that video. The council has said a formal hearing must be held with the officers who were at the scene to ascertain from them what is their recollection of events in all of this, because we have to treat these officers in accordance with labour relations.”
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The video is of the confrontation between traffic police and a resident of Shaka’s Rock: