The three Metro Police Officers who failed to act when they were approached by Mr Darren Scott who was held up by armed criminals on William Nicol Drive is totally unacceptable.

The Chief of Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department Mr David Tembe has instructed the Internal Affairs Unit to investigate the matter and institute Internal Disciplinary action.

The officers will be removed from patrol vehicles with immediate effect and be placed on foot patrol whilst the matter is investigated.

The Internal Affairs Unit however needs a statement from Mr Scott so that a formal investigation can be done, for the metro police officers concerned to appear before a disciplinary hearing.

Metro Police officers have a responsibility to serve and to protect the community, and not to drive away when someone has been attacked.

Media Statement Issued by: Wayne Minnaar Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department.