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Cape Town woman held for road rage, race attack

2015-01-16 11:34

Cape Town - A former junior school tennis coach has appeared in court following an incident in which she allegedly used the K-word and shocked a woman with a Taser device during an altercation over a parking space.

The Cape Times reported on Friday that Talana-Jo Huysamer, 23, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Thursday after being charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and crimen injuria.

According to the report, Chantlé Hoffmann, 42, was looking for a parking space in Harfield Village, Cape Town, on 3 January. Huysamer then drove into the road and stopped opposite the parking bay Hoffmann was about to use. An altercation ensued, in which Huysamer allegedly verbally assaulted Hoffmann and tried to Taser her in the face.

Huysamer allegedly swore and used the K-word at least five times, telling Hoffmann to go back to where she belongs, a prosecutor told the newspaper.

Huysamer was arrested at her home on Wednesday. She was granted bail of R5 000 and the case was postponed to 13 February.

Other race-related cases

The Cape Times reported that the State will start opposing bail in race-related cases. This is 15th such incident in less than a year to be heard in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

In October, a swimming coach appeared in court for allegedly assaulting a woman in Kenilworth, claiming he thought she was a prostitute.

Also in October, a 52-year-old cleaner was attacked and racially assaulted by a group of students outside Stadium on Main in Claremont.

In November, a Cape Town dentist was charged with attempted murder for allegedly beating a gardener with a sjambok.

In late November, a Cape Town man was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker and spitting in her face.

Comments
  • Christo Vd Merwe - 2015-01-16 11:44

    Maybe this will be like the Kovsie incident, big news and a lot of press and in the end????? The so called victim lied.

      Julius Khumal - 2015-01-16 12:13

      WHy? because the victim is black. Or is it whites are never wrong...There is no place in this country for racist like you.Forgot apartheid...oh i forgot its ANC's fault..

      Nadia Graf - 2015-01-16 12:54

      Julius probably because he/she is a liar... they do come in all colours

      Christo Vd Merwe - 2015-01-16 12:56

      Julias the fact is there have been a number of cases where the people yell racist attack, the media jumps on the bandwagon. And then later its proved to be nonsenses.

      Buffel Twee - 2015-01-16 13:06

      You're right Julius - we are never wrong...no wait we were wrong once when we thought we were wrong...

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2015-01-16 11:44

    Worst crime in SA using the k word , if it was murder would not have been on news24

      Titus Madiba - 2015-01-16 12:21

      It produces more traffic on here and more comments which results in increased profits. Thought that would be easy to understand, not the sharpest tool from the box are you.

      Wesley Green - 2015-01-16 13:15

      Farm murders are always in the news everyday, Hollow. Personally, i dont think farm murders are racist. Its just that most farmers are white and most criminals in this country are black (because history #justsaying). Farms are also easy targets being km's away from anybody else

  • Abizou Walkeen - 2015-01-16 11:45

    Make her wear a dunce hat ad stand I. Public. Maybe call it a Racist hat?

  • KevinKing - 2015-01-16 11:45

    Most astonishingly is the fact that in 2014, a total number of Zero black on white incidents were reported as racist incidents by the media. 50 million plus population, and zero of these incidents. Amazing!

      KevinKing - 2015-01-16 11:47

      Ps: I don't condone any racist behaviour from anyone.

      Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-16 11:50

      Yeah, well, they don't really have quite as offensive a term for us whiteys

      Pat Patigar - 2015-01-16 11:52

      two wrongs don't make a right!

      Shermon Malefane - 2015-01-16 11:56

      I think you do Kevin.

      KevinKing - 2015-01-16 12:03

      Shermon, "all whites are racist" hey?

      Phumi Mlokoti - 2015-01-16 12:15

      Maybe more people (white) need to start reporting their racism experiences to the police Kevin. If someone called me the K-word, trust that I will make a huge fuss about it. I will go as far as opening a case. I won't tolerate it. I don't think anyone should.

      Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-16 12:19

      Totally Phumi. I thought we were past this actually. WHo the hell is dumb enough to actually still have that word in their brain?

      Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-16 12:22

      Uh...ok Joseph what is this offensive term for whites they have? Is it loaded with hundreds of years of oppressive, colonialist history as well? It should be outed.

      KevinKing - 2015-01-16 13:08

      Tarquin, the difference between the K word being used on a black person and terms like "white pigs" used in farm attacks is that the former results in the victims walking away whilst the latter often results in death.

      Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-16 13:19

      What? That's just an insane thing to say. What the hell are you talking about? How can you even compare those two things. The term "white pigs" is not a death sentence. Wow.

      Phumi Mlokoti - 2015-01-16 13:19

      Joesph P Brenner. A person who reports a racist crime and puts themself through the trouble of opening a case and attending court numerously and having to repeat their experience several times does not have an inferiority complex. You should know this.

      KevinKing - 2015-01-16 13:21

      @Tarquin: "white dogs" and "cockroaches" are also favourites. I can give you plenty of real life examples.

      KevinKing - 2015-01-16 13:32

      Tarquin, it's amazing that daily comments on social media like "kill all the white pigs" and "we gonna kill every white cockroach that breathes" are the same things that victims of farm attacks hear...

  • Cameron MacFarlane - 2015-01-16 11:49

    People say hurtful things when they lose their temper, I am sick of these squabbles turning into headline news. Our own president sang shoot the boer ffs! When someone is murdered in their own home in the most brutal way this is then just labeled as crime!

      Shermon Malefane - 2015-01-16 11:59

      Racial insults should not be one of those hurtful things. Irrespective of who says them.

      PointBlank - 2015-01-16 12:31

      Agreed Shermon.

      Cameron MacFarlane - 2015-01-16 12:37

      What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • Kjhsdf Askjhf - 2015-01-16 11:50

    Do News24 get school children to write these articles? "...tried to Taser her in the face"

  • Cuan Mark Wood - 2015-01-16 11:51

    She broke the 11th commandment - Though Shall Not Get Caught.

  • daniellibica - 2015-01-16 11:51

    First! Woman are very aggressive drivers!

      Abizou Walkeen - 2015-01-16 12:15

      A truer word has ne'er been said! Just check that hissyfit in the rear view mirror it's hilarious. One day I'll get out just to see the reaction.

  • Heather Mae - 2015-01-16 11:52

    Hmmm, I see only the incidents in the WC are reported on...and opposing bail for these types of cases...SERIOUSLY....what about rape and murder; what about JZ's hate speech or even Malema....but then I suppose that is okay. I oppose any type of racism at all but seriously, why is it okay for one to be verbally abused by from one side but all hell breaks loose when it is from the other side. Just saying

      Jacci Freimond Rudling - 2015-01-16 13:35

      Agreed, how many times aren't we white commentators racially abused and insulted here on these forums - and no one minds!!!

  • Ria Cook - 2015-01-16 11:53

    Does she always carry a taser to protect her parking bay?

  • Isabella Rodrigaz - 2015-01-16 11:53

    The only thing wrong with people is not rascism, but is the little disregard for human life. People are willing to put others in harms way simply because they have a different skin colour, people get killed for something as mere as R2 and the list goes on.

  • Eidel Bock - 2015-01-16 11:55

    Easy to scream racist attract. Can the incident be proved? No mention of a witness

      Ria Cook - 2015-01-16 11:59

      I think if you want to make sure your story ends up in the papers, just say somebody called you a K - immediate headline news!

      Leigh-Rose Jenkins - 2015-01-16 12:00

      I had a taxi driver call me a K the other day (just before trying to smash my windscreen with a hammer because I would not let him ILLEGALLY push in). No news agency is interested in that? So it's quite simple, if THEY can use the word without fear of retribution - then so can we.

      Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-16 12:26

      Actually the k-word was invented by arabs to insult non-believers. THat's no excuse though. It's the worst word I can think of in south africa. The worst thing anyone can say. And so so so stupid to use it.

      Leigh-Rose Jenkins - 2015-01-16 12:53

      Jimmy, at least learn a little about the origin of the word. It was NOT invented by the white man. It is actually an arabic word meaning non-believer.

  • Riaan Lubbe - 2015-01-16 11:55

    Funny how it never gets reported when somebody gets called a boer. Imagine if I start singing, kill the "k-word" kill the ..... I would be in jail before the last verse! I give up with this country. So many double standards. Only one race in this country is seen as racists.

      Joepie Marais - 2015-01-16 13:33

      Jimmy Mnyamahjdfgdjkfkf, maybe not yet, but the revolution is starting all around us.....people, black and white are getting fed up with the racist ANC regime. We might be peaceful, but do not push us to far mvene.

  • Graham Johnson - 2015-01-16 11:57

    Racism no bail, murder get bail! Seems like there's only one choice to stay out of jail!

      Lang Hendrik - 2015-01-16 12:08

      You nailed it.

      Leigh-Rose Jenkins - 2015-01-16 12:54

      And a serial rapist gets R200 bail...

  • PointBlank - 2015-01-16 11:58

    So where is the word "allegedly"? Isn't that supposed to be?

  • Nathi Dlomo - 2015-01-16 11:59

    I'm at a loss for words. She's 23, which means she's a born free. I'm assuming that all her schooling would've been in intergrated classrooms. So what were her parents teaching her at home?

      Fani Masilela - 2015-01-16 12:11

      I always say that children pick very easy when you a parent used wrong words at the wrong place" so parents must be carefull of that. remember we are all GODS image, coulor of my skin is not my offersin"

      Chelsea Abbott - 2015-01-16 12:44

      Thank you Nathi for an objective view and comment. Regardless of color or race we should come together as a nation and fix these rather embarrasing issues.

  • Bri - 2015-01-16 12:01

    Typical of news 24 - anything to get the race fight going between the readers.

      Pheello Tsotetsi - 2015-01-16 12:15

      Thats true. Media in SA is promoting conflicts about the races. I foresee what happened in France happening here SA.

  • Niel Annali Appleton - 2015-01-16 12:01

    What about all the road rage incidents black people cause,why is it when white people say black man its racist but when black people say white man then its not a racial remark in their point of view,just curious

      Leigh-Rose Jenkins - 2015-01-16 12:55

      Lol Julius, I had NO IDEA you were white.

      Joepie Marais - 2015-01-16 13:36

      Julias Khumalhgsft..... Affirmative Action, BEE , BEEE and all the other nonsense.....who are the REAL racists? Moron Julias, why does the MAJORITY need AA and BEE to "protect" them against a MINORITY? Scared much? The time is coming Ke Nako

  • Tony Botha - 2015-01-16 12:03

    Racism is exclusively reserved for Whites. It seems only white people are easily identifiable in these cases, the rest are merely victims. That's the difference whites are victors while the whining masses are victims. Boo hoo cry me a river. We must ensure the existence of our people and a future for white children.

  • Bra Zach - 2015-01-16 12:04

    The k word can also be used when referring to whites. You should see the look on their faces...

  • Stanton Moonshine Oosthuizen - 2015-01-16 12:07

    A set of standard punishments needs to be drawn up, along with the words so we can all (blacks/whites/whoever) memorise what not to say and know what punishment it carries.

  • Albert Martin - 2015-01-16 12:07

    It's funny how you make excuses and justify when it's one of your own dishing out , but if you on the receiving end you cry foul???? Racism? Start condemning all racist attacks and people will start taking you seriously. And not condemn or justify with excuses when it suits you........

      Curtis Maimela - 2015-01-16 12:24

      Well said

  • Bradley Duncan - 2015-01-16 12:09

    And what about the Malema vs Whitey incident where assault was involved. Must be racist too?

      Pat Patigar - 2015-01-16 12:29

      Look Bradley, no one is denying what Malema did. It's only you who denies that there is actually high level of racism in WC. and youy seem to be a living example of that racism. In effect, by denying it- you are actually admitting that you are practicing it without noticing it. Should we perhaps call you an innocent racist?

      Leigh-Rose Jenkins - 2015-01-16 12:59

      Pat, once again, I spent 28 years living in the WC. My neighbours were all black. Since moving to JHB the amount of racism I have witnessed is disgusting - in JHB NOT CPT. Just because you are petrified of the DA...

  • Sammy Genaro Phalady - 2015-01-16 12:12

    Shame on the racist woman she is in trouble now

  • PointBlank - 2015-01-16 12:17

    I'm sick of racism.

      Tarquin Biscuitbarrel - 2015-01-16 12:30

      Time to do something about this. We need ANTIFA or Unite Against Fascism in SA. We need to stop these idiots and the EFF before there's a freakin' civil war.

      Pat Patigar - 2015-01-16 12:34

      So do I. and i dont want to take law into my own hands cause otherwise, kuzo nyiwa

  • Linda Watson - 2015-01-16 12:18

    Unacceptable behavior and language regardless of what happened on the road.

  • Ewald van den Heever - 2015-01-16 12:19

    Let the truth come out, is there eyewitnesses or a voice recording or something similar? If the alleged attack was racially motivated, the law must take it's course. But now, ask the question, what triggered the event? There is a lack of common decency very evident in all walks of live, present in most ethnic groups. Coupled to our presidency were much trying to keep the past alive and kicking by blaming everything on the past, fuelling the fires of fear and hate this trend will not abate.

  • Phumi Mlokoti - 2015-01-16 12:21

    Firstly I must commend Chantlé Hoffmann for not taking the law into her own hands as the situation was occurring. You did the right thing by going the legal route. As for Talana-Jo Huysamer, her name will forver be tainted by this act of racism for the rest of her life. She is only 23. Unfortunaltely for her, news reports remain forever.

      No Guilt - 2015-01-16 12:28

      Chantle works for a newspaper .. obviously only her side of the story will be published you idiot

      Joepie Marais - 2015-01-16 13:39

      Pooooomi....now why would anybody be scared of YOU finding anybody's true identity

  • Tony Li Wong Fei - 2015-01-16 12:26

    Stupid woman. In this day and age nogal. MXM

      No Guilt - 2015-01-16 12:28

      yes i agree my china! no one should steal your parking space!

      Tony Li Wong Fei - 2015-01-16 12:32

      And use the "K" word at the same time. Like really? LOL

  • Grace Mercy - 2015-01-16 12:31

    NO to rasism of ANY kind. Appart of that, this girl has serious angermanagement problems.

      Sage Wiseman - 2015-01-16 13:00

      Anc found a tree to string her up. Someone stole the rope

      Joepie Marais - 2015-01-16 13:41

      Apart from what you posted, Grace, you have a serious spelling disorder

  • North Man - 2015-01-16 12:33

    Nice comment Abraham

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2015-01-16 12:33

    If I tell someone he is a kipper will that mean I am using the k-word?. Better stick to fruit cake in future.

  • Christian Evans - 2015-01-16 12:45

    These Cape Brazilians have no manners period!!!

  • Dusty Sam - 2015-01-16 12:49

    Must be a terrorist this girl. A boko haram member

  • Bronwen Jeannette Bell - 2015-01-16 12:50

    Why R5000 bail for a race related attack? She could have murdered the woman & been out on R1000. This countries judicial system is screwed. Not condoning what happened just think that bail should be pushed up on all accounts

  • CraigJoseph - 2015-01-16 12:50

    No sympathy for Ms Huysamer. Whatever you thought was justifying your actions does not warrant such idiotic and racist behaviour.

  • Andre Venter - 2015-01-16 12:52

    Can someone please tell me where to find the legislation and definition of racism (in South Africa), including which words may not be used. I really would like to sharpen up on this and see how balanced the matter is handled in our rainbow country.

  • Jaco Burger - 2015-01-16 12:55

    There is no place for racism, but why does WHITE on BLACK racism always get this much coverage, but never vice versa?

  • OKennedy Rademeyer - 2015-01-16 12:56

    So with the other K word (Kill) bail is not a problem ? Just asking. And what about the B word? Just to make it be clear, I for one despise the K word, but to oppose bail is absurd.

  • Sage Wiseman - 2015-01-16 12:57

    So murderers get bail and a hot head not.

  • Marius Viviers - 2015-01-16 13:00

    And this makes the news.......

      Elizabeth Smith - 2015-01-16 13:06

      What is a K?K lol

  • Scotty English - 2015-01-16 13:02

    Who cares. It's just a word. What about the farm murders? Why is this important!

      Elless Moshoeshoe - 2015-01-16 13:12

      Sure a teaser is just a toy!

  • Rodrick-livhu Wani - 2015-01-16 13:05

    Let peace b in our hearts,..if u allow The Holy Spirit live in u then u will live @ peace with everyone,..there r whites who have received the Lord's grace n they r very kind,..let's not generalise,..if someone among us has done something bad to another, let's help him/her see things differently peacefully,..God loves us all

  • Alex Lourens - 2015-01-16 13:18

    Well to be honest besides that word being used, if you're white everything is racist look at the government's reply to Du Preez's article... it's becoming the next blame inplace of apartheid

  • Ian Murray - 2015-01-16 13:23

    Dennis, make an effort to find your other braincell before commenting. Saying nasty things is criminalising the playground. People say what they think when stressed, so what? Do you want to call me a soutie, pom, dutchman? No big deal. How you choose to react is a measure of your insecurity. Urging to Kill, shoot or murder members of some group is far more serious. Racial labelling is getting pathetic.

  • Andre Jacobs - 2015-01-16 13:35

    Isn't it strange--they write the k-word as k-word and we all know what they are saying. So they may just as well say it. So just learn to say "k-word" instead of .... and you say it any way. In a few months time they will probably ban the k-word, or that you can't write k-word.

  • Athenkosi Dzanistelrooy Mvane - 2015-01-16 14:51

    Anyone that believes in the illusion of the rainbow nation is bull ishting themselves. There is no such thing, we are just good at pretending it is all good, while there are cracks in it

  • Jamie Ross - 2015-05-06 18:44

    She gets R5000 bail for this and the arrogant black who shot and killed a biker gets R2000

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