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WATCH: Apology not enough for victim of racially charged road rage attack

06 March, 02:56 PM

A victim of a racially charged, violent road rage incident on William Nicol Drive in Sandton, has received an apology from the perpetrator but Sivuyile Ndungane wants justice.

"Things in this country are difficult enough as it is. I'm very sorry," the offending motorist said, after Ndungane took him to the nearest police station.

The incident took place after 20:00 on Monday, as Ndungane was driving from a church service.

"I had my bright (lights) on and as soon as I noticed the oncoming car I dimmed them. He (the other driver) rolled his window down, started shouting and called me a k*ffir," Ndungane told News24. 

Ndugane said he gave chase to try get the licence plate number. "We stopped at a traffic light and he continued shouting out his window."

"I called the police as I was trying to flag him down. He eventually stopped, got out of his car with a metal rod and smashed the window on the driver's side and the rear window."

Ndugane sustained injuries to his head, upper back and arm.

The two drove down to the Sandton Police station where Carl Botha, a real estate agent in Johannesburg, signed an affidavit to pay for damages to the car.

Botha said he felt threatened and reacted. 

"The incident was very ugly. I felt that I was under threat and we ended up going to the Sandton Police station where things were discussed and we seemed to come to an amicable resolution," Botha said to News24.

In a video shot outside the police station, Botha can be heard saying: "You know what, I'm an a**hole. I had a really bad day and I apologise."

"I'm terribly sorry, I shouldn't have used that language," he added.

Ndugane said he doesn't accept the apology and is asking that Botha be imprisoned.

He said he has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, and intends on pressing assault charges.

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