Two City Law Enforcement officers and are facing criminal charges after they allegedly assaulted and arrested Ehiven Prince a seven year old boy.
The outraged family of Ehiven Prince say they are not budging until the City and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) take action against the officers and the teacher who allegedly hit the little boy, leaving him traumatised two weeks ago.
Ehiven Prince was brought in for counselling at Manenburg Police Station on Monday but when a uniformed officer greeted him, he ran to his father.
The boy’s dad John Morris says his son also refuses to go to school.
Morris says his son initially only told that he stole a R5 and two officers handcuffed him and went to go buy gatsbys.
His father says now he is a bit calmer the boy alleges that the teacher hit him with a ruler and the Law Enforcement officers also hit him before they handcuffed him. Morris opened a case against them.
Police spokesperson Siyabulela Malo, confirms the case is being investigated and no arrests have been made so far.
Richard Bosman the city director for Safety and Security says they are not aware of the criminal charges and says they tried to reach the family on 21 October.
WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond, says the Law Enforcement officer is a school resource officer who has since been replaced.
Hammond said the principal made a home visit on Monday to speak to the learner and the parents to encourage him to return to school, and offer counselling support but they were not at home.
But the seven year old boy says the principal was the one who had threatened to have him arrested, if he could not find the wallet and the money in a patch of grass.
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