Gospel singer Lundi Tyamara has made some pretty serious accusations this Monday after claiming that he was assaulted by police. He told Sunday Sun that after being accused of being a hijacker, police treated him like a criminal and ended up physically assaulting him.
The singer told the paper that police claimed the car he was travelling in was stolen. He was allegedly beaten up, taken to Mondeor Police Station on Thursday and then released later that day.
Lundi could barely contain his anger when he spoke to the press and he seems to be on a mission to get the police officers involved in as much trouble as he can. He confessed, "I was embarrassed and humiliated. People were taking pictures of me." He has since opened a case against the police, who have apologised to the singer. "They called me 'Mr Lundi' and said they were sorry," he told the paper.
According to his manager, Anele Hlazo, Lundi was on his way to the shops when a man at a neighbouring apartment offered him a lift. "The guy had broken up with his girlfriend. He had the girl’s baby in the car," Anele revealed.
He said the police stopped them and allegedly beat them up, saying that the car had been stolen with a baby inside.
The paper reported that Anele was only called to the scene when the police were beating up Lundi. "I got there and I found him with scars," Anele said.
This isn't the first time we've heard stories of police officers going too far, and now they've attacked a gospel singer and local celebrity. Something needs to be done about the way that police treat their victims.
If you were Lundi would you also open a case? Start the discussion in the comments section below, we want to hear what you think!