Woman caught on viral video 'using k-word' faces 3 charges, released on R500 bail

Suzette Oosthuizen. (Screengrab)
Suzette Oosthuizen. (Screengrab)

A Johannesburg woman who was caught on camera seemingly verbally abusing and using the k-word against another motorist after a car accident is facing three charges and has been granted R500 bail, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has said.

Suzette Oosthuizen, 55, was arrested on Thursday and charged with crimen injuria, malicious damage to property and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Friday, NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said. 

"Oosthuizen was arrested after a video, wherein she allegedly used offensive language [including the k-word] against another motorist during what seems to be an accident scene, circulated on Twitter and other social media platforms," Mjonondwane added.

The video showed her allegedly verbally abusing and physically assaulting another motorist, Siphosethu Ngomane, after the accident.

Ngomane took to Twitter, sharing the incident and hailing Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko and the police for handling the matter.


In the minute-long video, Oosthuizen is heard questioning Ngomane whether she had a driver's licence before allegedly swearing at her and hurling racial slurs at her. 

READ: Black businessman sentenced to 24K fine or 12 months' imprisonment for using the k-word

"F**k you, you f***en c**t b***h. I will f**k you up!" she could be heard shouting at Ngomane who was recording the incident.

Oosthuizen could then also be seen slapping Ngomane.

"Now you got two crimes, assault…" Ngomane is heard saying.

Oosthuizen can be heard replying she did not care and used the k-word against Ngomane.


A man, referring to Ngomane as "baby", is also heard in the clip trying to calm her down.

In a thread, which Ngomane posted on Twitter, she explained she was returning home from work on that day when she noticed the vehicle she was driving behind had lost control.

The driver ahead of them had hit a lamppost, and they stopped to assist and call the police.

"Anyway, LONG STORY short! The lady in the video above crashed into our car and instead of apologising, she cursed me out, slapping my phone out my hand [and it hit my face], threatened to 'beat me up', calling me names. But the final straw was when she used the 'K word!! [sic]," she tweeted.

Ngomane's tweets were seen by Mazibuko who responded and confirmed Oosthuizen's arrest by the Florida police on Thursday. 

Mjonondwane said the case was postponed to 17 June and investigations were continuing.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Show Comments ()
Voting Booth
What do you think will happen if alleged war criminal Vladimir Putin enters South Africa for the BRICS summit in August?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Government will roll out the red carpet
73% - 2596 votes
There will be a court order compelling his arrest
4% - 135 votes
I doubt he’ll enter the country
24% - 843 votes
Rand - Dollar
Rand - Pound
Rand - Euro
Rand - Aus dollar
Rand - Yen
Brent Crude
Top 40
All Share
Resource 10
Industrial 25
Financial 15
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.