Executive Mayor of Sekhukhune District Municipality Cllr Julia Lata Mathebe condemns in the strongest term the act of violence against Kopano Makweng (16) by an unknown white man at Groblersdal Game Shopping Centre.
The alleged incident, which was caught on camera, happened on Tuesday, 14 June 2022.
In a video which is circulating on social media, Kopano Makweng is depicted lying on his back while the unknown white man kicks him twice and tramps his chest while pointing a gun at him.
It is alleged that the incident follows an altercation between Kopano and the unknown white man at one of the fast-food outlets.
“We are saddened and condemn this barbaric behaviour; there’s no place for violence in our society. Whatever the issue might have been between Kopano and the unknown man, being violent is never the answer to resolve any conflict,” said Executive Mayor.
A case of Assault has been opened at Groblersdal Police Station by Kopano’s Family. The Executive Mayor calls upon the police to swiftly investigate the alleged incident as it has the potential to incite racial tension amongst Groblersdal residents.