Radio and TV presenter Ngizwe Mchunu has reportedly opened a case against South African Police Services (SAPS). This comes after the police pulled him over and allegedly harassed him and his wife.
Ngizwe has also shared a video on social media. In the video, the police are seen searching his car, and his wife who is a sangoma is heard screaming.
The former Ukhozi FM DJ told Daily Sun that they(police) threw away his wife’s ancestral cloth and spilled her food ( dumpling and meat).
“It was around 6.30 pm when we were stopped by the police. They searched the car. They then stripped my wife off the ibhayi (ancestral cloth)and threw it away. They also threw out the dumplings and meat that she had brought from the ceremony. We asked them to stop but they just continued. They also beat me up. When they realized that I was taking a video, they jumped into their car and fled,” he told the publication.
The couple was reportedly on their way from a sangoma trainee graduate ceremony when the incident happened.
He also told the paper that they left the food there, he said is going to teach the cops a lesson.
“We only left dumplings and meat. I’m very angry and my ancestors are angry too. These cops lack respect and I will teach them a lesson. They don’t know me. They didn’t have the right to strip off my wife’s ibhayi like that,” he concluded.
Reacting to this, @SphewaseMbo tweeted: ” What the @SAPoliceService did to Ngizwe Mchunu is despicable, and should be condemned with contempt it deserves. I hope those pharas in blue uniform are brought to book, and stripped of that uniform, they don’t deserve it. There should be no place for hooliganism in our police”
@BongBrutus: “Police are always doing this to people, it’s not the 1st nor last time, they will still use their power to terrorize innocent civilians because they know they will get away with it.”
Police are always doing this to people, it's not the 1st nor last time, they will still use their power to terrorize innocent civilians because they know they will get away with it
— Bonga Hadebe (@BongaBrutus101) June 18, 2021
Ngizwe started his own radio station, Ngizwe Mchunu FM soon after he was fired from the SABC’s popular Ukhozi FM.
He once told Isolezwe that his station will play 100% traditional music.
He said: “This radio station will only play traditional music because of my passion for this genre of music. I represent a more traditional audience, therefore I decided to create a platform whereby this audience, in particular, would find resonance with the content that I have created.”