Man to appear in court for beating gardener

2014-11-12 09:48

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Cape Town - A Cape Town man will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly attacking a gardener with a sjambok.

The man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attack on 22-year-old Muhammed Makungwa, reports Eyewitness News.

Makungwa, who is from Malawi, was attacked while on his way to work on Sunday morning when he was running to his job in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

He told the Weekend Argus that the 42-year-old man tried to run him over with his white BMW and then jumped out of the car and beat him with a sjambok.

The man said his car had been broken into and saw Makungwa and allegedly assumed he was the robber.

The incident comes just over a month after Tim Osrin, a resident of Kenilworth, also in Cape Town’s southern suburbs, attacked Cynthia Joni, a woman he had mistakenly thought was a sex worker.

A woman who is a sex worker in Kenilworth later told the Cape Argus that Osrin had also attacked her and told her to “get out of his street”.

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