Family in vicious bar fight over pizza

2013-01-24 10:23
Dawie du Toit and Mimika Coetzer (File, Beeld)

Dawie du Toit and Mimika Coetzer (File, Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - A Pretoria family and a restaurant owner have laid charges against each other following a vicious fight over a pizza.

An argument over R14 for a few strips of chicken turned into a physical fight between the Coetzer family and Dawie du Toit, 53, owner of the Van der Stel Kuierkroeg and Restaurant, reported Beeld.

Du Toit said George Coetzer said there was a mistake on the bill and he wasn’t going to pay it. Du Toit said he sat down next to him to avoid a fuss and told Coetzer to pay the bill or the police would be called.

Du Toit said Coetzer twice stood up at the table in a threatening manner and had to be pushed back.

“When I pulled him back the second time, his wife hit me in the face. She was wild and vicious,” said Du Toit.

He said three people were unable to control Mimika Coetzer, 33, who was described as “a handful”.

Coetzer denied this and said she and her husband had to endure an assault by Du Toit and his employees in front of their children aged 12 and 14.

“We weren’t satisfied with the food and complained to the waiter. My friend ordered extra chicken for her pizza and it never arrived. The owner came to us and said: ‘You are white trash and I don’t want you here’.”

She said Du Toit hit her husband when they wanted to leave and she had intervened, pulling Du Toit by his shirt away from her husband and Du Toit then allegedly headbutted her and kicked her in the stomach after which she fell on the floor among other tables.

“We were willing to pay the bill, except for the R14 for chicken strips we didn’t get.”

Both parties have laid charges of assault with the police.

- News24
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
213 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Inside News24

 
/Food
 

Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!

Entries are open, so what are you waiting for?

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Adventure holidays for your bucket list
Top 10 water sports to try before you die
6 impressive camping tips
LOL! The 8 stages of marathon running

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is an easy social flow and the need to blend in, yet you may not feel entirely comfortable. Something beneath the surface...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.