R2K condemns alleged police brutality at UKZN

R2K condemns alleged police brutality at UKZN

The Right To Know Campaign has questioned the role of police and security agencies in society. 

UKZN protest over alleged police brutality

The R2K had been reacting to the recent protests at UKZN campuses - saying everyone has a right to protest. 

Yesterday, UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus students handed over a memorandum to the SAPS over alleged sexual assault and police brutality during their protests. 

It's understood that some students reported their run-ins to the R2K office - which is based at the university's Howard College campus in Durban. 

In a statement issued yesterday, the organisation called for the SAPS to take immediate action against the police officer who is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a female student.

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The R2K's Joanne Adams says the way police reacted to protesting students is uncalled for.

"The fact that you wear the uniform does not mean that you are absolved from being charged. Whoever committed that - and it is an atrocity - must be charged, they must be brought to book. These are people who are supposed to be protecting us," she said.

She says they will soon engage police on the right to protest.

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