Cape Town – A Kensington woman has brought charges against police officers who left her bruised after allegedly kicking and beating her with a broomstick in her home on Monday night.
Chante Kiewiets, 23, says she had an argument with her mother, who called the cops on her. She invited a friend over to their house, and mom didn’t want visitors.
“My mom wanted the cops to talk to me, but they came here and dragged me outside,” she says.
“There were three of them and they started attacking me because I refused to go out. They kicked me for about 20 minutes until I was unconscious.
The mother-of-one says she thought her ordeal was over when they left her lying on the floor.
“They came back again with three other officers and continued where they left off. They attacked me until I could no longer feel any pain.
Chante says she went to the police station on Monday to lay charges, but the police have not registered her case.
“They kept sending me to different people at the police station until I left.
She finally managed to open a file at the Bellville SAPS yesterday.
“My head is in trouble now. When I walk in the sun it gets painful and I think it’s from the kicks.
“My mother didn’t ask them to beat me, and when she tried to stop them, they said they would arrest me.
“I can’t live like this, the police have to pay for what they did to me. No one has the right to beat anyone.
SAPS FC van Wyk said the media investigation was being processed.