Policeman cleared of assault charges

Nkosana Lekotjolo

Nkosana Lekotjolo

Last year a Sunnyside, Pretoria, policeman accused of brutally assaulting a prostitute walked free.

The policeman allegedly assaulted the prostitute and smashed her head against the police van until she lost consciousness. This was reportedly after the victim refused to get into the van.

The Gauteng commander of the police's organised crime unit, Simon Mapeyane, said yesterday the ICD found the policeman not guilty.