And then one of the other police officers who was situated in the police station asked them if they read our right to us already, and she replied not yet still have to do this. So we got arrested without them reading our rights. They forgot to read our rights to us, if the other police officer did not remind them of this it would never have been done. We also got told before the whole rights reading thing that we don’t have rights. Multiple times.
While this whole situation was happening my wife was sending me messages asking me where I was, and where is the medication. I showed them this messages my wife was sending, because my son has a fever, maybe I thought they could help me get the medication to my house at least, the respond was “suga wena”.Like speaking to a dog or something.
Eventually the paper work finishes, and another police officer came in to test the temp of all the police officers, but they don’t take our temp (that was really strange, and a very clear message). And we got sent to the holding cell.
And after a couple of minutes they moved us to another holding cell. Exposing us to 2 different cells, which doubles the risk of getting exposed. Another very sad thing we witnessed while walking to the other cell and while being in the cell is that they put groups of people in holding cells while there is cells that are not in use they are empty. The cells have probably never ever been sanitized ever, and allot of people has been in and out of them from lots of different locations. We even got told by a police officer in front of our lawyer that he has smelled allot of dead bodies in his life, and in the morning that smell of the cells tops the smell of those dead bodies. It honestly smells like human waste and piss in there. I really think someone has to stand up to this, it’s really inhumane. They are really going to kill allot of people or already have. They are assisting covid 19 not trying to stop it.
They did provide us with a mask before entering, toilet paper, blanket and bread. Covid 19 . And we got told we must get ready because there would be people joining our cell. And Cape Town Holding cells are really not a place where we want to be (they were probably trying to scare us or something, I don’t know their intensions). Luckily our Lawyer got us out just in time, thank the Lord for this. At the end of all this they told us only 1 cigarette of Marijuana is legal for personal use.