Posted September 16, 2018 05:04:49Police in South Africa’s biggest city, Pretoria, are often seen wearing yellow police uniforms.
The badges they wear are often associated with the city’s famous police, the Takunj, who are often perceived as racist and sometimes violent.
On Sunday, the South African Police Service (SAPS) issued a statement in response to the images of the badge worn by a policeman in a police station in the city.
The statement said the badge belonged to a police officer who was assigned to the city police station.
The police said in the statement that they had no further comment.
The badge was worn by one of the officers, Takun J, who is a senior officer in the Pretoria police, according to a police spokesperson.
The SAPS said that a number of officers who had worked for the city government at the time of the incident wore the badge as well.
The South African Police Association has called for a disciplinary investigation into the incident, which the spokesperson said had nothing to do with race.
The SA Police Association (SAPA) said that the badge belonged to a police officer who worked at the police station in Tarantia.
The SAPA said in a statement on Sunday that Taken into consideration the context of the incident and the context of the events that preceded the policing station incident, there was no reason to reiterate that the officer in question was racist.
The spokesperson added that the SAPS would continue to investigate the matter. Read more