NATIONAL NEWS - A 23-year-old Blue Downs woman is considering suing the police after being arrested while sitting on a bench in Sea Point and then being locked in a cell for the night.
Esethu Mcinjana was in Sea Point on Sunday, May 19 for a job interview at a hotel at 10.45am. She arrived early for the interview and went to sit on a bench on the promenade to wait.
“I pressed the buzzer when I arrived but no one responded so I went to sit on a bench overlooking the beach.”
She said she was taking selfies at about 9.20am when she was approached by a police officer who asked her what she was doing there.
“Her tone was aggressive. I explained to her that I was there for an interview but was early. She didn’t believe me and said there are no interviews on a Sunday.
“She grabbed my bag and started searching it, throwing my things on the ground. My CV, a few of my toiletries and my house keys were in the bag,” said Mcinjana.
She took a video which clearly shows the police officers who were searching her bag, a Sergeant Smith and Constable Prince.