3 of 4 men in KFC case previously arrested for assault

2017-08-05 20:46
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Johannesburg – Three of the four men arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening a man and his wife at a KFC in Pretoria on Wednesday were previously arrested on assault charges, Gauteng Police said on Saturday evening.

One man has previously been found guilty of assault and the two others have pending assault cases against them, Gauteng Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela told News24. 

Makhubela could not provide additional information on the pending assault cases or the conviction. 

Four men were arrested on Wednesday and appeared in court on Friday morning. The men were denied bail and remain in custody, Makhubela said.

Police are still looking for two suspects in connection with the assault.  

Makhubela could not confirm the location of the incident, saying the assault is “alleged to have happened at Montana KFC in Pretoria”.

A disturbing video of the assault, which was widely shared on social media, shows a number of men assaulting people at what appears to be the drive-through of a KFC.

Watch the video here: Four arrested for assault at KFC in Pretoria

A woman can be heard shouting “Are you going to hit me? Are you going to hit me?”

The men, who appear to be white, can be heard shouting “p**s” and “f**k off”.

Later the woman, who appears to be black, can be heard shouting “don’t hit my man”.

In a statement on Saturday afternoon, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said it welcomed the arrest of the four men. 

“In a democratic and constitutional dispensation, there is no room for racism and no person should live in fear of abuse based on the colour of his or her skin,” DA Gauteng MPL Adriana Randall said.
 
“The law must now be allowed to follow its course for justice to be served to the family.”

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