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Mitchell’s Plain Police member captured on video receiving medical attention

CAPE TOWN – Professionals from the SAPS Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) unit are working with medical practitioners from a local medical facility where a Mitchell’s Plain SAPS employee was admitted on Thursday, 20 January 2022. The police official was captured in videos seemingly acting out of character on Thursday morning in the Mitchell’s Plain town centre. He is currently undergoing observation at a local facility with the necessary support availed to him and his family.

A plea is hereby made to social media users to refrain from speculating on the underlying causes of the incident that manifested in scenes that were captured in several videos currently in circulation. While the incident played out in a public space, the circulation of video footage captured on the scene is considered inappropriate. We urge those in possession of the videos to refrain from disseminating the material.

Details and the nature of the SAPS employee’s condition cannot be divulged out of respect for his dignity.

Source: South African Police Service