A 53-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Barkly West Magistrate’s Court soon after he allegedly smashed the front window of a taxi in the CBD.
A 53-YEAR-old suspect is expected to appear in the Barkly West Magistrate’s Court soon after he allegedly broke the window of a taxi in the CBD on January 8.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said on Monday that the suspect was arrested on the same day.
“He should appear in the Barkly West Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of malicious damage to property. The investigation continues,” said Kock.
It is believed that a stone was used to smash the taxi’s front window.
Meanwhile, a taxi driver, William Fritz, said that he was hospitalised after being assaulted by two men in front of a bank in Barkly West on December 4.
“An argument broke out over me loading passengers when the two men assaulted me. I tried to defend myself by hitting them back. I was kicked after I fell to the ground. I suffered a broken rib and had to undergo surgery at Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital to remove a blood clot on my chest,” said Fritz.
“I haven’t been able to return to work due to my injuries.”
Kock said that the Barkly West police are investigating two cases of assault.
“Both parties involved laid charges against each other. No arrests were made as yet however, the investigation continues.”