Randburg road rage axe assault case postponed

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A man, who allegedly struck a fellow motorist with an axe at least three times in Randburg, appeared in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

It was alleged the altercation began when a 30-year-old motorist from Cosmo City changed lanes in front of the accused on Malibongwe Drive, prompting the accused to become angry. He allegedly swore and hooted at the Cosmo City driver, Randburg Sun reported.

Thereafter, at a red traffic light, it is alleged the accused stepped out of his vehicle holding an axe.

He allegedly broke the driver’s car window with the axe. The accused allegedly swung the axe inside the vehicle and struck the driver on the arm.

Paramedics arrived and the fight stopped.

Honeydew Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Karen Jacobs confirmed that a case had been opened for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and malicious damage to property, but would not divulge more details as the accused was due to appear in court.

The case was postponed to 13 December.

In September, three men and a woman were sought by police in connection with a violent pick-axe attack in Magaliessig in Fourways, Johannesburg.

This happened after a woman was allegedly assaulted with a pick-axe during a violent house robbery.

The suspects subsequently stole the victim’s jewellery as well as two laptops before fleeing the scene in a gold Toyota Corolla.

Caxton News Service

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