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Victims of Worcester sjambok incident opened case of police brutality - Ipid

Ipid said that it had managed to identify the duo who were seen in video footage as well as the police officers involved.

A screengrab of a police officer assaulting a man with a sjambok in Worcester: Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Police watchdog Ipid said that the two men who were believed to have been victims of an incident of police brutality in Worcester have opened a case at the local police station.

Ipid said that it had managed to identify the duo who were seen in video footage as well as the police officers involved.

Earlier this week, a video circulating on social media shows two officers assaulting the pair.

A third officer is also present.

Ipid's Ndileka Cola: "Ipid has instituted an investigation of the incident which has been captured on video footage circulated on various social media platforms depicting three police officers, one sjambokking a yet to be identified man and another searching and slapping a second victim."

WATCH: SAPS members slap, use sjambok on two individuals

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