- The man who caught on video assaulting a pregnant woman has decided to share his version of events
- According to Romeo Makhubela, his assault on the pregnant woman was provoked
- Makhubela accused Bianca Fourie calling him the k-word in front of his children, before following him into Steers
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, The CEO of Novare Consultants has been suspended with immediate effect after a video emerged which allegedly shows him assaulting a pregnant woman.
Romeo Makhubela had been identified as the man caught on CCTV footage slapping 7-month pregnant Bianca Fourie.
However, now he gave his side of the story, claiming Fourie allegedly used a racial slur in their confrontation.
According to Makhubela, the woman blocked the way of several cars and the other drivers started to get annoyed. The annoyance resulted in a screaming match, where Fourie allegedly hurled racial insult at the other car's occupants.
He then alleged he confronted her, where she insulted him as well.
"During this period the woman was hurling insults at the black occupants in that car. After parking, my mistake was when I confronted the woman and asked her how she could hurl such insults in front of children. What I was not fully prepared for was that she would turn her rage against me with a barrage of racial slurs. At first I was taken aback but when she unceasingly referred to me as a ‘k****r’ and ‘poephol’ in front of my children and followed me to Steers. I was overcome by anger and slapped her on the face."
Following the incident, he dropped of his kids at home and drove to the Honeydew Police Station where he opened a case of crimen injuria even without knowing her name.
"I subsequently also proceeded to lay a complaint of racism with the equality court."
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