- The South African Human Rights Commission promised to reach out to SA icon, Abigail Kubeka
- The actress was earlier allegedly assaulted by a taxi driver after an accident
- The commission is appalled by the incident which they described as 'a barbaric act'
The South African Human Rights Commission wants to reach out to popular singer and actress, Abigail Kubeka after she was allegedly attacked.
As reported on by Briefly.co.za, The 74-year-old was allegedly assaulted by a taxi driver in Orlando, Gauteng recently. She had been on the road in her own vehicle and an altercation started after a minor accident.
According to ZAlebs, the Generations: The Legacy actress was punched in her face after futile attempts at apologising to a taxi driver.
It is unknown how the drama unfolded but according to reports by the Sowetan, the two drivers were both in the wrong but when Abigail apologised, the taxi driver in question did not accept it.
It is believed passengers allegedly intervened in the hopes of protecting the elderly Abigail from further harm. The legendary actress and musician suffered injuries to her upper body and face.
The Human Rights Commission is deeply disturbed by the incident and will be looking into it.
"In a society built on the notion of Ubuntu and respect for elders, the assault against Kubeka flies in the face of the South African the society we all wish to foster.
"The SAHRC will be looking into the matter and reach out to Kubeka and establish if she needs any further assistance with the matter."
The commission also called on law enforcement officials to conduct a full criminal investigation and bring the suspect to justice.
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