Pretoria road-rage man reports to police

A motorist who allegedly pushed a taxi driver in front of moving cars during a road-rage incident in Menlyn has come forward, Pretoria police said.

Spokesperson Phillip Likoantsane said the man went to the Garsfontein police station and opened a case against the injured taxi driver for assault and malicious damage to property.

“He alleges the taxi driver swerved in front of his vehicle and started assaulting him. His friend got out of his car to assist, but he was also assaulted.”

Police did not arrest the motorist.

Likoantsane said the taxi driver allegedly smashed the man’s windscreen with a brick.

“He drove off fearing for his life because other drivers had gathered to find out what was happening.”

According to bystanders at the scene on Wednesday, the two men got out of their vehicle and started assaulting the taxi driver.

The driver was then pulled from his taxi and pushed in front of moving vehicles.
He was knocked down and sustained serious injuries to his leg and head.

Police are investigating.—Sapa

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