Cosatu calls for investigation into alleged racist attack

Cosatu calls for investigation into alleged racist attack

Cosatu in Limpopo has called for provincial detectives of the South African Police Service to take over the investigations into alleged racist attacks in the province.

It comes after a petrol station attendant was assaulted by two men in Tzaneen at the weekend.

CCTV footage showing the assault is being widely shared on social media, and many have said the attack was racially motivated.

Cosatu provincial secretary Gerald Twala said there were three other similar cases that were reported to the police by the victim's colleagues who have been victims of racist assault at the same petrol station.

"Our suspicion is that cases that are reported by blacks against white people are not taken to court thereby denying our people justice. As the federation we are therefore concerned that the SAPS in Tzaneen is not taking these cases serious hence our call for the provincial detectives to take over," Twala said.

Twala said a case of assault GBH was opened against the two suspects who assaulted the attendant and it was postponed to 27 June 2016 at the Tzaneen Magistrate Court.

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