WATCH: Traffic cop attacked outside Nigel school

2016-08-17 14:17
Traffic officer. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Traffic officer. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - A man has appeared in court for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer outside the Dunnottar Primary School in Nigel, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old appeared in the Dunnottar Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. He would remain in custody until his next appearance on September 8, spokesperson Clifford Shongwe said.

When News24 contacted the school, the secretary referred queries to the principal.

Shongwe said the officer, Chief Superintendent JL Mbhele, noticed someone parked on the wrong side of the road on Monday.

"The officer tried to explain to the driver that he can’t park on the wrong side of the road. When he tried to issue a fine, he was assaulted."

Mbhele was traumatised and recovering from the attack, Shongwe said.

According to a tweet by Crime Air Network, a community crime alert service, the assailant was a parent at the school.

In the video doing the rounds on social media, the unknown man shoves the metro officer to the ground and then drags him, while some of the pupils and parents cheer him on.

Later, the bystanders encircle the two men.
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