Usave security guards face charges of assault

Thandi Shaparadzo is assaulted and roughly handcuffed by two Vigilant CQ Security guards at Usave in Cosmo City. Photo: Twitter

A video of a woman being assaulted by security guards at a Usave Shoprite in Cosmo City has gone viral on social media.


This woman was assaulted for a mere reason of her 3 year old girl child messing herself outside the usaveshoprite at cosmo city ext 8Cosmopolitains kindly share this vedio as much as you can until it reaches the attention it deservesI took her to the police station to open a case so long

Posted by Thabiso Phinda on Saturday, 7 October 2017


The assault took place on 7 October and came after the woman’s three-year-old daughter allegedly relieved herself outside the store. In the video, you see the mother being roughly handcuffed by two security guards while being pushed to the ground.

As this takes place you see her daughter crying next to her as she clutches her mother’s handcuffed wrists.

Social media users were outraged by the incident:

What Shoprite had to say:

Captain Bulan Muthan of Honeydew Police Station said investigations are underway for the two security guards in question.

“They have been charged with assault and could also be charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,” said Muthan.

Operations manager of Vigilant CQ Security, Qhubani Ngcongolo – the security company in question – said they took heed of the advice given to them by MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane when she requested that the guards be handed over to the police.

The two security guards have since been suspended and Vigilant CQ Security plans to meet with the victim along with the MEC after the media storm dies down in hopes of finding a way to assist the victim.

Ngcongolo added that the security guards would appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court today on 9 October.

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