The female officer lands on the ground and attempts to stand up, only to fall down a number of times.
The brick-thrower heads in the fallen officer’s direction, with a brick in hand.
Other officers leap out of the vehicle and one opens fire as the assailant prepares to hurl the brick. About three gunshots can be heard as the man falls to the ground and stops moving.
Another officer, armed with what seems like a rifle, moves close to the victim as police check on him. All of a sudden, the officer kicks the man lying on the ground several times.
Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said the man had clear intentions to inflict “deadly injuries” to the female officer in the police van.