.Durban -The “gung-ho” attitude of some private security companies when dealing with suspects was a recipe that would jeopardise criminal cases when taken to court.

This was the view of a criminal law expert, social media law expert and a private investigator in reaction to allegations that officers from a local security company were assaulting suspects before calling the police.

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) officers allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old Upper Tongaat farm worker recently and ruptured his left ear.

Area councillor Mdu Cele alleged yesterday that there had been more than one assault by the security officers, but the alleged victims were too scared to report the incidents to the police.

“A recent one was on May 24 when guards assaulted Sandile Luleka for allegedly stealing ginger from one of the farms. The young man had had enough of the beating and admitted to the crime. He will tell you the story himself, but his was not the only incident. Earlier this year a girl was beaten up while another man escaped with an injured leg, just for either walking to their homes or for being suspected of being thieves.
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