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ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Timeslive reports that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) said on Thursday it had suspended a male employee who was alleged to have brutally assaulted a female officer who reported to him‚ leaving her locked in his office.  

The incident is alleged to have happened at the weekend at the Thokoza Metro precinct.  The officer reportedly sent a voice note from her phone while she was still locked in the office‚ pleading for help.  “Guys I wish I can write but I cannot.  I am locked in the office by my supervisor who brutally assaulted me in the office.  This guy is swearing at me‚” the woman is heard saying in the minute-long clip.  With her voice breaking as she fights back the tears‚ she says she tried everything to report her attacker.  “If (tomorrow I can wake up dead)‚” she says‚ interchanging between isiZulu and English‚ “just know that I have been seeking for help since… I can’t get help.”  The woman has opened a case of assault against the officer.  An EMPD spokesperson said a thorough investigation would be conducted and also condemned any form of abuse against women and other vulnerable members of the society.

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full and listen to the audio clip at Timeslive

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