A man with a firearm caught on video allegedly kicking and kicking a teenager during an argument over salt seasoning in Groblersdal, Limpopo was arrested on Thursday.
The incident happened Outside a shop selling hot food is said to have happened on Wednesday evening – the eve of Youth Day.
Police spokesman Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said: “The other shoppers watched helplessly as the suspect attacked the boy until he attacked him finally left lying on the ground.”
The victim was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
“Cases of assault and aiming with a firearm were opened after the incident,” said mojapelo “The suspect was arrested today, June 16, around 10:00 am after an intensive investigation by local police.”
He will be charged with assault and aiming a firearm at Groblersdal District Court on Friday .
A local police source told TimesLIVE the incident took place in front of a “store that sells fat cakes in the Game Center”.
“From what We understand the Boy and the man … engaged in an altercation after the boy knocked over a salt pot in the shop.” The source said EFF members had started to arrive and there were fears protests would flare up.
The victim’s mother, who is not named to hide her son’s identity, told Newzroom Africa she does not know the full extent of her 16-year-old son’s injuries.
“My son is suing about chest pains and his whole body aches”, she told Xoli Mngambi on the channel.
” The reason my son was attacked was the salt in another shop that sells [hot] fries. They wanted to use the salt, but the white man used it. The man wouldn’t give them the salt,” she said. The situation quickly turned violent when a gun was pulled.
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