The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has identified the two victims of assault by anti-gang unit (AGU) members in Worcester, which was captured on a video that circulated on social media.

On Thursday, IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the directorate has identified the victims in the 30-second clip.

She said “They are seen in the video footage being slapped, searched and sjambokked by AGU members. The victims have opened a case at Worcester Police Station”.

The footage shows an officer whipping the first victim with a sjambok while another slaps the second victim.

She said this followed IPID identifying the AGU members captured in the footage.

Cola said the directorate continued to investigate the case.