The Federations of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has strongly condemned church-goers who beat an on duty traffic police officer unconscious on Sunday after he hooked an illegally parked vehicle on Claim Street in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
It is understood the officer fired shots in the air to disperse congregants from the Revelation Church owned by the notorious prophet Radebe, but the unruly mob ignored the warning shots, overpowered him, took his service fire arm and beat him until he was unconscious. The officer was then rushed to Milpark where he has been hospitalised.
One of the suspects was arrested when they went to hand in the firearm at Hillbrow Police Station and charged with the illegal possession of a weapon.
“We cannot tolerate such illegal and barbaric behaviour in our country,” said FEDUSA General Secretary Dennis George.
“All the culprits must be arrested and face the full might of the law. The officer was on duty and doing what he is required to do; enforcing the municipal by-laws which everyone must respect”.
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