Video of petrol attendants beating up man has resurfaced, SA reacts

Video of petrol attendants beating up man has resurfaced, SA reacts

- A video showing employees at an Engen garage beating up an unknown man with sticks has resurfaced

- The incident occurred in Namibia in 2017 after the man allegedly refused to pay for services and assaulted a petrol attendant

- The post has was reshared recently to Twitter with the caption reading "he used the k-word"

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A video showing petrol attendants at an Engen garage beating up an unknown man with sticks has resurfaced on social media. According to the person who posted the video, the man being beaten up allegedly used the k-word.

However, the incident occurred in January 2017 in Namibia after the man allegedly refused to pay for services before assaulting an attendant at the petrol station.

South African tweeps have had differing responses to the video. While some thought it was time to share jokes, others believed that the severity of the usage of the k-word and the assault should be taken more seriously.

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These petrol attendants at an Engen garage beat up an unknown man for allegedly using the k-word. Source: @SizweLo / Twitter
Source: Twitter

This clip is not for sensitive viewers:

These are just a few of the responses from SA tweeps:

@Thembisile_Q wrote:

"I'll see this video making the rounds at work tomorrow them talking about how these petrol attendants are being unprofessional."

@Paul_Lefa said:

"When petrol attendants beat you up, you are wrong. No background story needed. These are the nicest people ever."

@MpondoPercy tweeted:

"I guess they not gonna get fired. Because the video is only showing them beating him. That's not fair, South Africa will still have a problem. He is still a human being."

Racism is sadly still a trending topic in Mzansi. The most recent case involves the Brackenfell High School saga. Briefly.co.za recently reported on a lone man who was reportedly assaulted after calling for peace at a Brackenfell protest.

The solitary man found himself on the wrong side of the Economic Freedom Fighters' Brackenfell protest. The man, dressed in cycle shorts and wearing a shirt calling for people to 'create, not hate', had made his way to the stage where EFF leadership had been addressing protestors. EFF Secretary-General Marshall Dlamini had noticed the man during his speech, demanding to know what his problem was.

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The authorities stepped in, firing stun grenades into the crowd in a bid to give the man an opportunity to flee. The man, appearing dazed, had not seized the chance and instead was encouraged to move away from the crowd by journalists covering the event. Even then, the man had walked to the crowd of EFF supporters who had gathered across the street after the grenades had been fired.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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