Attack on foreigner sparks bloodbath

CPF members on the scene in Blommenstein Street after a shooting incident broke out in Burgershoop.
CPF members on the scene in Blommenstein Street after a shooting incident broke out in Burgershoop.

A bloody clash broke out over the weekend involving foreign nationals and a motorist in Commissioners Street.

A quiet Sunday (20 March) afternoon quickly took a turn for the worst after a driver of a Nissan NP200 bakkie stopped at the gathering spot of foreign nationals on Commissioner Street and started attacking the group of alleged drug dealers.

An eyewitness told the News the driver stopped near the group and the passenger exited, pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the alleged drug dealers.

“I saw how the passenger got out of the bakkie and charged one Nigerian with a long knife. There was blood everywhere.”

He then returned to the bakkie where he picked up bricks from the back and started trowing it towards the crowd.

This quickly aggravated the foreigners who then frantically started picking up stones and bricks, throwing it back at the bakkie.

“All the windows and lights of the bakkie were damaged.”

The witness then heard cars spinning and a commotion as the driver of the bakkie quickly fled.

CPF members on the scene in Blommenstein Street after a shooting incident broke out in Burgershoop.

CPF members on the scene in Blommenstein Street after a shooting incident broke out in Burgershoop.

At this point members of the local Community Policing Forum (CPF) arrived and tried to calm the angry group of foreigners and to treat the stabbed person.

It is believed the man was forcefully taken from the CPF’s first aid responders and then rushed to hospital by one of the other foreigners.

The occupants in bakkie then returned for a second time which resulted in the occupant on the back of the bakkie being hit with a big brick on the head.

“I could hear the sound of the brick hitting the man on the head, and the next moment blood was gushing out his head and pouring from his nose,” the witness confirmed.

The driver then quickly drove off and a few metres further he stopped, got out and started searching in the back for a weapon.

“Then I saw a big gun and heard a shot being fired.”

At this point the street was vacated as by-passers fled and went into hiding and the surrounding shops quickly closed their doors.

The driver then fled the scene and was followed by CPF who caught up with him in Blommenstein Street in Krugersdorp North.

“I have never ever seen something like this in my life,” the terrified witness told the News.

Two of the bakkie’s occupants were treated for their head and leg wounds. While the driver was being treated, he quickly made a run for it and fled.

He was allegedly later found in Kagiso with the firearm in his possession.

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Marizka Coetzer
Journalist

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