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On the 7th of January, Naas le Roux was arrested by police officers after he drove to the Unitas hospital's emergency pharmacy to buy formula for his one-day-old baby.

The incident happened just after 1am, and Le Roux recorded most of the incident.

From the footage, it's clear that Le Roux was on his way home when the police officers turned on their lights and asked him what he was doing. He showed them the formula and the receipt, and said that it was an emergency as his wife was home with their baby after she was discharged the previous day.

The police officers refused to believe him and made his wife come out of their home, walk 250 metres to where the incident was taking place with the newborn in her arms. Le Roux was then arrested, and his wife had to put the baby on her lap and drive to the police station.

Since the incident has come to light, the charges have been dropped against Le Roux. He, on the other hand, has taken up the support from Afriforum's legal team who will be taking the matter further.

AfriForum's chief executive, Kallie Kriel, told IOL that "this was clearly and emergency and the SAPS officer's lack of insight and empathy to enforce the regulations in a rational manner is truly shocking. We cannot allow the SAPS to treat law-abiding citizens like criminals".

In the video, one of the police officers can clearly be heard saying he wants to teach Le Roux a lesson.

Click here to watch the vide footage on IOL's website.

Image credit: SA People

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