Kalushi actor Thabo Rametsi beaten up in Joburg CBD

“This one tall guy smacked me across my face and a bunch of them just came and started beating me – I think it was more than 20 of them.

“This one guy asked for a whip. They gave it to him and he whipped me three times – one time across the face and the back. This one guy came and grabbed me by the balls.

“I heard from a friend and I’m not sure, but the only reason they stopped beating me was because someone mentioned that this guy is an actor.”

Moloto corroborated Rametsi’s story. “They told us they are trying to clean Joburg. It made me feel so vulnerable and unsafe. These are the people that claim to protect, but at the same time they are harassing people on the street.

“I felt so humiliated and scared for my life. Now, I don’t know who to trust.”

Rametsi opened a case of assault at Johannesburg Central police station. He’s in the process of lodging a complaint with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) and also pursuing a civil case.

“I have called a representative from Ipid, he asked me to send him the case number and told me to call him tomorrow.

“I have also communicated with a civil lawyer and I’m just waiting until he comes back from holiday next week.”

Police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed a case was opened against CPF members and has since been closed, but he couldn’t provide the reason. “.on the system the case shows that it has been withdrawn but I still have to get hold of the investigating officer to find out why the case was closed,” he said.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini said: “This matter has not been reported to the Ipid by the SAPS – we will follow up.”

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