Go Kart Freaks responds to ‘bumping’ incident

2015-09-10 06:00
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Howard Mbewana’s head injuries, which he says he got when the Narainsamy family assaulted him.

PHOTO: supplied Howard Mbewana’s head injuries, which he says he got when the Narainsamy family assaulted him.

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GO Kart Freaks Margate has responded to the story published in South Coast Fever last week about a family who claim they were assaulted by Go Kart Freaks worker, Howard Mbewana, at the premises.

“The Narainsamy family came to the race course and broke the rules after we had told them that bumping into each other is not allowed. My colleagues and I warned them on several occasions not to bump into each other, but they carried on. We then decided to stop the karts and asked them to get off,” said Mbewana.

Mbewana says that a family member came to him and told him he is rude and that they had paid for their rides, and started hitting him with a helmet.

“The man started arguing with us. They pushed my colleague and threw a helmet at me.”

Mbewana says they have never had an incident of this nature before and when he saw that the man was fighting him he fought back.

He says the entire family started beating him up with helmets and one of them ran into the store room and took out tools and started assaulting him with them.

“One of my colleagues, who saw that things were getting out of hand, called the boss and the police­,” said Mbewana.

“When the police came I was told that I shouldn’t open a case because I will also get arrested.”

Mbewana said his boss took him to the police station to report the incident, but the Narainsamy family were not there to report their side of the story.

“The family never followed us to the police station. I only found out later that they had opened a case against me when a police officer from Margate summoned me to the police station. I never went because they had told me they would arrest me if I opened a case,” said Mbewana.

A week later Mbewana received another call from the police saying his case against the family has been dropped since he failed to report to the police station.

Mbewana says he also suffered injuries as he was defending himself

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