South Africa 26.6.2016 05:20 pm

Protests planned for Tzaneen ‘racist’ attack trial

Cosatu is planning to picket at the Tzaneen Magistrates’ Court on Monday to demand ‘justice for victims of race-related attacks’.

Two men are facing charges of assault following an alleged race-related attack in Tzaneen and will be appearing in the Tzaneen Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Labour federation Cosatu members are expected to engage in picket action at the court for the duration of the trial, the federation has announced.

Furthermore, in the event that Cosatu is not satisfied with the outcome of the above trial, protest action may materialise at the court which may lead to protest actions, the Letaba Herald reports.

Businesses located in the vicinity of the court are advised to remain vigilant for unrest and ensure contingency plans are in place as a precautionary measure.

CCTV footage emerged showing a petrol attendant being beaten up by two men in an apparent racist attack in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

It is alleged the petrol attendant was assaulted by two men on Monday at a Sasol garage, Review Online reported. Apparently the attack was predicated by something as innocuous as the attendant telling them the filling station had run out of petrol, but this is still to be confirmed.

The third man appeared to be trying to protect the attendant.

In the footage, posted by Mkhomazi Twala, the victim is seen being dragged, kicked and beaten up with fists.

Review Online is working to determine the facts around what happened.

Watch the video, but be warned that it is violent, though not bloody:

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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