How odd: Assaulted with IFP flag

2009-04-08 00:00

An unsuspecting man wearing an ANC T-shirt was assaulted with an IFP flag in Port Shepstone, police reported yesterday.

His alleged assailant turned out to be an IFP councillor, Raveen Nunkumar (39), who was arrested and taken to the Port Shepstone Magistrates’ Court on a charge of common assault. The case was remanded until May 7. Nunkumar was released on a warning.

According to the police, Patrick Mlungisi Blose (32) of Jesus Ward, Boboyi, dressed in his ANC T-shirt, was waiting for transport to work at about seven in the morning. Instead of being fetched by the person who usually picks him up, Nunkumar arrived. Blose alleged that Nunkumar asked him to take off the shirt if he was going to get into the car.

Blose refused and Nunkumar allegedly began assaulting him in the face with an IFP flag.

According to police spokesman Captain Vincent Pandarum, Nunkumar informed Blose that he was an IFP member and drove off without him. Blose laid a charge of assault at the Port Shepstone police station.

The case is being investigated by Detective Inspector Heidi van der Merwe of the Port Shepstone SAPS Detective Services.

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