Racial aggression takes rise in a road rage incident in Sandton

Racial aggression takes rise in a road rage incident in Sandton

- A racial road rage incident took place last Sunday on William Nicol Drive in Sandton where a man suffered multiple injuries.

- Ndungane (the victim) received an apology from Botha (the perpetrator) but says that it is not enough and he must face charges for his racial assault.

- A complaint has been logged with the Human Rights Commission and assault charges will be pressed.

Sivuyile Ndungane is calling for justice on the racially motivated act of road rage that he experience on William Nicol Drive in Sandton.

He did receive an apology from the perpetrator, but feels that it is not enough and legal action must be taken. He was injured on his head, upper back and arm.

"Things in this country are difficult enough as it is. I'm very sorry," the offending motorist said, after Ndungane took him to the nearest police station.

After church on Sunday at around 20:00, is when the incident took place.

"I had my bright (lights) on and as soon as I noticed the oncoming car I dimmed them. He (the other driver) rolled his window down, started shouting and called me a k*ffir,"

Ndungane tried to chase the car so that he could take down its details to report it.

"We stopped at a traffic light and he continued shouting out his window."

"I called the police as I was trying to flag him down. He eventually stopped, got out of his car with a metal rod and smashed the window on the driver's side and the rear window."

Carl Botha was the perpetrator, a real estate agent in Johannesburg. They drove to a nearby police station and Botha signed an affidavit agreeing to pay for damages.

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Botha said he felt threatened and that is the reason he reacted in the manner that he did, not because of a racial matter.

"The incident was very ugly. I felt that I was under threat and we ended up going to the Sandton Police station where things were discussed and we seemed to come to an amicable resolution,"

A video was taken outside the police station which captured Both saying:

"You know what, I'm an a**hole. I had a really bad day and I apologies."

"I'm terribly sorry; I shouldn't have used that language."

A complaint has been lodged with Human Rights Commission by Ndungane as he feels that Botha should be imprisoned. He will also be pressing assault charges against Botha.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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