Man dies after being hit in the face with a brick in full view of police

2020-02-12 13:04
Screen shots of a video where a man throws a brick at another man, who died in hospital a day later.

Screen shots of a video where a man throws a brick at another man, who died in hospital a day later.

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One man has died after a brick hit him in the face during a fight in full view of police in Kempton Park, Gauteng, on Monday.

According to police, an officer on duty spotted two men fighting on the corner of Long and Casuarina Street at around 18:40.

Police initially intervened, separating the two men. The suspect then approached the victim, pushed him and picked up a brick. He then threw it at the victim, who was hit on the forehead.

Brick, Kempton Park, Murder

Two men suss each other out in the presence of police officers in Kempton Park on Monday. (Screen grab)

The victim then collapsed and bled from the mouth and nose, according to police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.

When asked why police appeared to step aside as the suspect picked up the brick and threw it, Makhubele said the circumstances surrounding the incident would be investigated.

The incident was caught on video and has been making the rounds on social media.  

Kempton Park. Murder. brick, fight

The man launches the brick at the victim, hitting him on the forehead. (Screen grab)

The suspect was immediately arrested for attempted murder, while the victim was rushed to Arwyp Hospital.

On Tuesday afternoon, police received information that the victim died in hospital and subsequently changed the charge to murder.

The suspect was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Murder, Brick, Kempton Park

A police officer talks to one of the men involved in the fight in Kempton Park on Monday. (Screen grab)

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