A motorist who went through a very horrific road rage has opened cases of assault and malicious damage to property after a hammer-wielding taxi driver allegedly attacked him in Fourways, Johannesburg.
The occurrence occurred on July 3 on William Nicol Drive. Video film, catching a piece of the squabble, demonstrates the taxi driver purportedly undermining the motorist and later throwing a hammer at his vehicle.
The motorist drives on but the taxi then cuts him off. The taxi driver then allegedly smashes the car window.
The complainant, Mike Milfred, revealed to the media that he had opened a case at the Douglasdale police headquarters on Thursday evening.
Milfred said he had been prompted by his legal advisors not to remark about the episode right now.
He furnished TimesLIVE with the case number and police representative Cpt Kay Makhubela affirmed that cases of assault and malicious damage to property had been opened.
Makhubela said no captures had been made.
Eblockwatch originator Andre Snyman cautioned motorists via web-based networking media not to draw in with taxi drivers and “put themselves in danger”.
“It might sound or feel like a good idea at the time but rather use a carefully thought-out strategy which we will soon communicate to all registered Street Talker members,” he said in a post on Facebook.
Road Talker is an administration that motorists can report wrongdoing, terrible driving and different issues.
Snyman said he had been working intimately with City of Johannesburg MMC for wellbeing Michael Sun to actualize the system.
“We are aware of the frustrations felt by motorists, but this is a sensitive issue and we do not want to escalate the aggression between motorists and taxi drivers,” Snyman said.
— Xoliswa Magidigidi (@unraveledpearls) July 5, 2019