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Metro Police Officers suspended with immediate effect – Dan Plato

Cape Town Mayor apologises unreservedly to member of public for what he experienced

City suspends Metro Police Officers with immediate effect

19 November 2020 

Following a video that was shared on social media this morning regarding an incident involving two City of Cape Town Metro Police officers and a member of the public in a wheelchair, I immediately discussed the matter with the City’s Safety and Security Executive Director, Richard Bosman, who confirmed that both officers have been suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of a full investigation.

I want to apologise unreservedly to the member of the public, whose name is not yet known to me, for what he experienced this morning. The manner in which this situation was handled is not what we expect from our staff.

Issued by Greg Wagner, Spokesperson to the Executive Mayor, 19 November 2020