Gun-toting Limpopo Man Who Attacked Teenager Over Salt Seeks Bail
The Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court will hear a bail request from 52-year-old Corrie Pretorius of Limpopo, who was detained after a video of him brutally beating and pointing a firearm at 16-year-old Kopano Makweng went viral.
The incident happened on June 15 at a store in the Groblersdal Game Shopping Center, according to Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, a National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson for Limpopo.
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The next day, Pretorius was taken into custody. According to Malabi-Dzhangi, Pretorius appeared in the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court on Friday of last week to face to charges of assault with the intent to cause grevious bodily harm to the teenager and pointing a firearm.
“It is alleged that the complainant and his cousin were at Fat Cake City shop when the victim asked to use the same seasoning as the accused (Pretorius). He became furious and started assaulting the minor boy (Kopano) by pushing him outside the store.
“He continued assaulting the boy while pointing him with a firearm, until the accused eventually left the complainant lying on the ground. A video of the incident was captured and posted on social media,” Malabi-Dzhangi said.
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The teenager was later taken to Groblersdal Hospital, where he received medical attention before being released. The case was postponed last week to today for a bail application.
Pretorius was arrested and remanded in custody. Kopano’s family told Pretoria News earlier this week that they are unsure if the teenager will ever recover from the ordeal and assault.
The Pretorius family has also been accused of having a “no-care” attitude toward their beaten son, with no effort made to apologize.
This white man pulled out a gun on an unarmed 16 year old, this happened recently in Groblersdal,Limpopo,South Africa
Please retweet to raise awareness for Kopano #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/1R9PdjgTk5
— theo (@kgabakgaba) June 15, 2022
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