To make matters worse, when Swanepoel went to the Moffatview Police Station for a case number the next day, he was mocked by an officer in what appears to be a case of secondary victimisation.In a video he recorded of the incident, Swanepoel is heard asking the officer for a case number. I work in the image industry and he’s really put me out. He hasn’t just dented my ego, he’s ripped it apart,” he said.A 34-year-old gay Johannesburg man was brutally smashed in the face at a music festival and then mocked by a policeman when he reported the hate crime attack.
and this guy judged me so harshly and says he’ll be my boyfriend. ” Swanepoel is angry and deeply shaken by the attack. Otherwise this is going to happen time and time again.
A Met Police spokesman said no complaint was made about the officer by Salman, but his conduct had been investigated and deemed appropriate.
The video begins with three officers on top of Salman, who was trying to swallow the cocaine bags at the time.
And this guy is out there and is going to do this to someone else.” Swanepoel has been supplied with pictures of the crowd at the festival, which show the moment of the attack as well as a man that he and his two witnesses allege to be the assailant.
Swanepoel wants to identify his attacker and has asked anyone who has any information to come forward. Why should we have to change to fit into this society? “And this is a battle that boys like me and girls like me have to go through on a day-to-day basis.