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Former Cape cops in court for brutality case

2014-08-18 05:44

Johannesburg - Two former police officers filmed allegedly kicking a naked Nigerian man are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Warrant Officer David Gunn, aged 43, and Warrant Officer Gerrit Januarie, aged 46, were charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Gunn was dismissed following a disciplinary hearing and Januarie resigned before disciplinary action could be taken against him.

In March, a woman in a building in central Cape Town used her cellphone to record a Nigerian man being assaulted in the street below. The video clip went viral on social media after it was posted online.

It showed two police officers handcuffing the man, watched by two men wearing neon-yellow city safety unit vests. One of the officers removes the man's pants, leaving him exposed in the road.

The footage shows the man being punched and kicked in the groin, while his arms are pinned to his sides.

The two were released on R1 500 bail each.

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