Man held for assaulting Joburg metro cop

2012-08-31 07:15

Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a Johannesburg metro police officer in Midrand, a spokesperson said.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the 41-year-old driver of a Toyota Corolla pulled over at the intersection of the R62 and Lever road to ask metro police why they were fining a taxi driver.

A metro police officer told the man he was doing his job as the taxi driver had no permit.

"He then swore at the officer and punched him on his chest. They wrestled on the ground and the female officer came to the rescue of her colleague," said Minnaar.

He said the man was handcuffed and was taken to Midrand police station. The officer he assaulted had neck and chest injuries and was taken to the Milpark hospital.

The arrested man would appear soon in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of assault.

  • michelle.r.archer - 2012-08-31 07:47

    Just wondering how true this news article is. Who will just challenge a cop for writing a ticket???? Sounds like a load of k*k to me. And old Wayne is very famous for covering up

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-08-31 11:01

      Have you seen some of those female officers. They are BIG mommas. I wouldn't mess with them. If she sits on you with that BIG @SS then you are as good as dead.

  • martin.britchford.9 - 2012-08-31 07:53

    taxi boss or one of his minions, nothing else makes sense

  • ish.mkhonto.7 - 2012-08-31 08:13

    "female officer came to the rescue of her colleague" - wow well done Miss Officer.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-08-31 08:22

    Keep him there for the weekend.

  • robert.m.sylvester - 2012-08-31 08:42

    well up Metro Police. Lock that idiot up and throw away the key. NOW get on and check more blaxies..............

  • khutso.b - 2012-08-31 08:45

    hahaha saved by a female colleague?... wow.. haha the officer must be faaaaaaaaat

  • hamish.drake1 - 2012-08-31 08:53

    So to get this straight; a passerby stopped because a taxi was getting a fine. The passerby then assualted a metro cop because the taxi was getting a fine? And this is the whole story? Because I can see most sane, rational people would do the same as the passerby! There has to be more to the story than this.

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-08-31 09:10

    Just a taxi boss doing his job. Daily bribe allocation was exceeded so out came the fists. Leave race out of this one you bunch of palukas.

  • john.foley.351 - 2012-08-31 10:25

    Any violence and disregard for the law and nature should be harshly punished, period. Civilisation is very precarious, from 1930's Germany to England of recent.

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-31 12:05

    I don't blame the taxi driver, these officers are RUDE, especially the big mama's.

  • carl.lutzer.3 - 2012-08-31 12:10

    Moer hom...... (the spietkop not the helldriver aka taxidriver!!)

  • carl.lutzer.3 - 2012-08-31 12:12

    What , did she sit on the guy - poor oke ....

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