A woman was captured in a video supposedly assaulting and throwing racial insults at another motorist after a Johannesburg bumper hit incident this week has been handcuffed.
Police spokesperson Capt Mavela Masondo said the woman was handcuffed in Florida on Thursday.
She is supposed to appear in court on Friday.
Siphosethu Ngomane sent a video clip of the confrontation on Twitter, that grabbed the attention of Gauteng community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko.
The minute-long video began with the two shouting over whether Ngomane, whose car was in front, had a driving licence.
“I wonder if you’ve got a f****n licence,” she shouted at Ngomane.
“Do you want to see it,” replied Ngomane.
“Yes, I want to see it, f****n stupid b***h,” replied the woman.
The woman is seen pointing her phone at Ngomane, then came near and Ngomane’s phone was taken from her hand.
The woman pointed a finger and rolled her fist at Ngomane. A voice can be clearly heard threatening to “f**k you up” and using the k-word.
Masondo said Ngomane and her passenger stopped to assist a motorist who was in pain after suffering a seizure.
“When they stopped their vehicle, another vehicle bumped them from behind,” Masondo said.
“When they got out of the car an altercation broke out between her and the woman who drove into them.”
Masondo said the incident occurred on Golf Club Terrace Street in Florida on May 4.
Ngomane’s boyfriend begged her to take no notice of the woman.
Speaking afterwards, Ngomane said she had slowed down after witnessing a motorist who seemed sickly and hit a lamp post.
Ngomane said she had stopped to assist and called the cops.
The video circulated.