For all official information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit the South African Department of Health’s website at www.sacoronavirus.co.za

VIDEO: DA MP Phumzile Van Damme punches man over alleged race row at V&A

Throws punch 'in self-defence'

DA member of Parliament Phumzile Van Damme took to Twitter to share an alleged racist incident that took place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Van Damme tweeted that she had experienced racism and punched one of the offenders in the face in self-defence.

“The family. This lady was filming me the entire time, so I tried to take photos & that little s**t in the black t-shirt came to my face & came within my face & [said] “voetsek you black” & threw [my phone] on the ground. He was threatening violence so in self-defense I punched him in the head,” Van Damme tweeted.

After her confrontation with the family, Van Damme tweeted a video of her conversation with the security manager whom she said had not acted on her complaint.

Incase you missed it  Suspected robber shot dead in shootout on N2 near Plettenberg Bay

“AND, @VandAWaterfront the right way to deal with this would’ve been to take my details & the family’s details & apologized to me for what I’d experienced. Your ‘Manager’ did neither. He treated me like the rubbish & told me to go, so I said ‘fine, I’ll have to expose you’,” she tweeted.

V&A Waterfront spokesman Donald Kau said they had contacted Van Damme after learning of the incident and have launched an investigation into the validity of her claims.

More: IOL

Receive new posts directly to your inbox daily

We don’t share or sell your data

City of Cape Town Seeks Precautionary Interdict Against EFF Shutdown

The City of Cape Town is heading to court to seek a precautionary interdict against the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned national shutdown. The city is concerned about the potential for violence and disruption to services during the shutdown, and is seeking to prevent any unlawful actions that may occur.

Continue Reading

Receive new posts directly to your inbox daily

We don’t share or sell your data