Police are investigating the alleged assault of a 52-year-old woman by a security guard in Prince Alfred Hamlet.
This after the EFF Western Cape called for the dismissal and arrest of the security guard from the Mafoko Security company.
The security officer is said to have assaulted the woman in January, causing extensive injuries to her left leg.
According to the statement released by the EFF the security guard assaulted the woman in “full public view” after the victim and her two friends had fetched potatoes.
“It is reported that the 52-year-old woman and her two friends from Hamlet were on their way to fetch potatoes when they came across the Mafoko Securities guards, who chased them and as they ran one of the ladies fell on the ground and injured herself. Instead of assisting her to get up, one of the security guards who was chasing her started beating her up in the full glare of public view,” the statement read.
The EFF said the security company had refused to comply with the investigation by refusing to give the names of the officers involved.
SAPS spokesperson FC van Wyk said Prince Alfred Hamlet police were investigating a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
“According to the complainant, the security guard assaulted her by kicking her left leg and also stepping on it. The complainant was then transported to a nearby hospital with a broken left leg. No arrest has been made as yet,” Van Wyk said
Director-general at Mafoko Security Lebo Nare said the company is cooperating with the police and is willing to assist SAPS with any and all information available with regard to the alleged incident so that the matter is speedily resolved.
EFF Western Cape calls for the Mafoko Security company guard who beat up a 52 year old woman in the Cape Winelands, Witzenberg Municipality to be arrested Immediately @EFFSouthAfrica @Julius_S_Malema @DlaminiMarshall @SAPoliceService @MafokoSecurity pic.twitter.com/QFOYQFcChI
— EFF_Western Cape (@EFFWesternCape_) February 23, 2021