The SA Police Service (SAPS) encouraged a social media user who shared the now viral video of Vice President Paul Machattel’s VIP protection team assaulting a motorist and passengers to open a formal case after receiving death threats.
In the video, eight members of the VIP Protection Unit assaulted a motorist and passengers who were traveling in a Volkswagen Polo on the N1 road near Fourways, Johannesburg. One of the assaulted men was seen lying on the side of the road.
Speaking to TimesLIVE, Brigadier Athlinda Mathey said the alleged death threats had been reported to the police.
“The matter has been brought to our attention. We are looking into death threats and tracing those behind the messages sent to this person.
“Our members have engaged with the individual and encouraged them to open an official case,” Mathi said.