Police on Friday admonished the public to refrain from the “senseless and reckless circulation” of the shooting and wounding of a man who had been breaking windows at Mmametlake Secondary School, in Mpumalanga.
The video that went viral on Thursday, shows a man brazenly smashing windows at the school.
Upon arrival of a police van, the man is seen hurling objects at it. The police eventually fire a shot wounding the man later identified as a disgruntled former student.
Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma said he was “perturbed by the incident.
He warned the members of the community to discontinue sharing the video due to the sensitive material it contains.
“Information at police disposal revealed that the police were dispatched to the school at Mmametlhake, near Pretoria, after receiving a complaint that learners were fighting.’’
“On their arrival, however, they discovered that in actual fact, a certain man was busy damaging windows of the school with bricks, an incident which terrified the educators and learners,” said Lieutenant General Zuma.
In recent weeks, SAPS police members have been making headlines for the wrong reasons, Milnerton Police, in the Western Cape Province came under fire this week after a woman was told the station is closed on weekends.
In another separate incident in the Western Cape a female constable, serving in Worcester SAPS was caught on CCTV destroying evidence linked to a drug case.