Trio in court over road rage incident

2013-02-12 10:36
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Johannesburg - Three men will appear in the Middelburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday following an alleged road rage attack in the town, Mpumalanga police said.

The trio handed themselves to the police and were released on R1 000 bail each, Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

Ernest Hartzenberg, 23, Mossie Moss, 40, and Johnny van Eeden, 22, face charges of common assault and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

They allegedly attacked passengers in a minibus taxi and fired a paintball gun at them on Saturday.

The driver of the minibus taxi had apparently been driving recklessly, so one of the three accused, driving in a car, forced him to a halt.

The two drivers got out and started arguing. The car's driver called for help and his two co-accused came to his aid.

"When his backup arrived there was a fight that broke out between the group and the passengers in the taxi."

The three men had laid counter-charges of malicious damage to property and indecent assault.

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