- The Mozambican president’s son has allegedly assaulted and intimidated a local doctor and his group of friends
- Dr Amogelang Maganyi, the son of a Gauteng MEC, reported the incident to local authorities as well as the Mozambican embassy and the international relations ministry
- According to Maganyi nothing has come of reporting the incident, Florindo Nyusi has yet to be arrested
Florindo Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, son of Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has allegedly intimidated and bullied a local doctor in two separate incidents in Johannesburg last week. Dr Amogelang Manganyi, son of a Gauteng MEC reported that Nyusi allegedly assaulted him and smashed his cellphone at a Sandton restaurant.
According to Sowetan Live, Manganyi was enjoying dinner with friends when he gave one of his friends his iPhone 8 to take photos of the group. The phones flash then illuminated the area where Jacinto and his bodyguards were seated.
"About eight or nine bodyguards confronted us and asked why we were taking pictures of them and the son of the president. They then grabbed the phone from my friend," Dr Amogelang Manganyi said.
When he went to find out what the cause of the confrontation was Jacinto aggressively pushed him before taking the iPhone from a bodyguard and shattering it on the floor, stomping on it.
"When I begged these guys to explain what was really going on, the other bodyguard told us to back off and asked us if we really wanted to die for a cellphone. They started swearing at us. So this guy, the son of the president, took some bank notes and threw them at me and said I should go fix the phone,"
Manganyi pleaded with restaurant staff to get security involved but they denied him any help, claiming that they were afraid of the president's son and his bodyguards. Nyusi then left in three vehicles with his guards, iPhone included. The doctor and friends followed to get the vehicles registrations but a guard who introduced himself as Joe ordered them not to approach the cars or they would shoot.
Joe then told them to follow the cars to the Westcliff hotel to resolve the issue. However, when they arrived there, Joe told the men they had been ordered to take the phone to the intelligence unit for forensic investigations. The group then left to open a case with the Parkview police.
"But to date, nothing has happened. This guy damaged my phone and took it with. He basically assaulted me and threatened to shoot me simply because he thought we were taking pictures of him. What have we done to be disrespected and violated like this in our own country?"
Manganyi said he has alerted the Mozambican embassy and the international relations ministry about the incident.
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