Social Media Furious At Woman’s Wrongful Arrest At The Beach In Cape Town #JusticeforEsethu. She then snapped selfies while she was waiting for her interview time.
Tweeps are furious over how a citizen by the name of Esethu Mcinjana was handled by the police in Cape Town. The 23-year-old woman was apprehended by the police when she was just occupying herself before a job interview. According to her interview with GroundUp, Esethu chose to sit on a bench by the boardwalk.
She then snapped selfies while she was waiting for her interview time. A policewoman then came towards her. The policewoman requested to know what Esethu was doing at the place. She then dug into Esethu’s handbag, she found a remote control in the handbag.
The policewoman was later joined by a policeman. She then arrested Esethu for being a suspect of car break-ins. She was arrested on Sunday and kept overnight at the Sea Point Police Station. Tweeps were furious over the encounter so they demanded justice for the woman under the hashtag #JusticeforEsethu. Some tweeps mark the cop as being a racist person. One tweep says this has left the victim dehumanised and without a job.
The tweep says, “Racial profiling has left Esethu dehumanised and Jobless. but coloured officers saw it fit to impose apartheid laws on her because the truth is Sea Point and CPT is not a safe space for Black and Coloured people. Whites feel threatened by our presence.” One tweep says the states resources in the case of justice are mostly provided to white areas in Cape Town.
The tweep says, “No wonder Cape Town is the most dangerous city in the country. Police resources that are supposed to combat crime in the Cape Flats are diverted and oversupplied to white areas to protect whiteness by harassing black “outsiders” That’s their main objective.” Other tweeps demand action to be taken against the police officers.
One tweep says, “Has the lady cop seen harassing Esethu and illegally arresting her still at work? What action, if any will (the) police management (be) taking against this racist rogue cop?” Another tweep says, “Now that the hotel has confirmed (not that we doubted anyway) that Esethu did have an interview that Sunday morning, can we have #JusticeforEsethu as soon as possible.”
These are the tweets:
by Alexandra Ramaite