[LISTEN] Is it legal for a private citizen to record a public servant on duty?

As we head into the Easter long weekend, many South African motorists will be travelling to visit family or friends , while just about every law-enforcement officer in the country is on duty.

With recent cases of excessive force by law-enforcement officials caught on video, Gushwell Brooks spoke to Managing Director of DSC Attorneys, specialist personal injury law firm , Kirstie Haslam to find out what your rights are in terms of documenting an officer in uniform.

You are allowed to record, the distribution of it on social media is a different question.

Kirstie Haslam, Managing Director of DSC Attorneys, specialist personal injury law firm

If you just out of hand expose things on social media, you might find yourself inadvertently exposed to criminal prosecution on other grounds.

Kirstie Haslam, Managing Director of DSC Attorneys, specialist personal injury law firm

Stop from distributing it until you have sought advise about how to do that.

Kirstie Haslam, Managing Director of DSC Attorneys, specialist personal injury law firm

Click on the link below to hear more from Haslam....


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