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WATCH: Helen Zille allegedly mishandled by cops at voting station in Eastern Cape

Cape Town – The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is looking into an assault complaint involving DA federal council chairman Helen Zille, who was reportedly mistreated by police at an Eastern Cape voting station.

A video of Zille being hauled out of the Fernwood Primary School voting booth in Bethelsdorp by Nelson Mandela Bay police officers has gone viral on social media.

The police watchdog verified Zille had filed a complaint against a police officer who had mistreated her on Monday.

Grace Langa, an Ipid spokesman, stated that Zille filed an assault charge.

She also stated that a person who allegedly captured the event on their smartphone had their phone taken by authorities.
The phone was eventually returned to its owner, who filed a theft complaint against the police.

Langa stated that the claims are being examined; however, investigators attempting to contact Zille have been unsuccessful.

Some Tweeps expressed their concern in tweets which we were able to pick a few.

Langa stated that the claims are being examined; however, investigators attempting to contact Zille have been unsuccessful.

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