“It is believed that the complainant and the suspect became involved in an altercation at an athletics event at a local primary school"
A SENIOR staff member of the DFA has opened a criminal case against a member of the SAPS following an altercation at the Eureka Primary School during a sports day event.
He yesterday confirmed that he had laid charges against a 39-year-old parent after the man allegedly assaulted him following an argument between the two.
He added that he will be obtaining a restraining order.
The suspect, who may not be identified as he has not been formally charged, yesterday said that he was still seeking legal advice.
It is alleged that a verbal altercation broke out between the two men, whereafter they left the school premises to “sort out the situation”.
Police in Kimberley yesterday confirmed that they were investigating a case of common assault, after a 42-year-old male was allegedly assaulted on January 18 2019.
“It is believed that the complainant and the suspect became involved in an altercation at an athletics event at a local primary school in Kimberley at around 6 pm on Friday,” police spokesperson, Colonel Mashay Gamaldien, said.
She added that no arrests had yet been made and that police investigation was continuing.
Spokesperson for the Northern Cape Department of Education, Lehuma Ntuane, said that while the school was not aware of the incident, as no staff members witnessed the altercation, it would launch an investigation.