Hout Bay racism road rage case postponed

2015-01-19 08:35

The case against a Muizenberg man accused of calling a motorist a k*ffir near Hout Bay has been postponed in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

Erik Neethling (33) was charged with crimen injuria after Zenzele Moloi (42) was allegedly racially insulted.

The incident happened during a traffic jam near Hout Bay on September 21.

On Friday, state prosecutor Rahidien Cullis said an accident resulted in the traffic jam.

“The accused approached the complainant’s car and grabbed the car key. When the complainant asked what he was doing, the accused replied: ‘What are you going to do, you f*cking k*ffir?’

“He took the key and walked away, saying: ‘F*ck you, k*ffir’. The complainant got out of his car and demanded his key, but the accused walked away.”

Cullis said Moloi followed Neethling and that a passenger in Neethling’s car told him to return the key.

“The accused then threw the key at the complainant, saying: ‘Here k*ffir, take the f*cking key.’”

Neethling denied that he racially insulted Moloi.

“I did not say that. This is the first time I have heard I said those things,” he said.

The case was postponed to February 26.

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