Video footage of a brutal road rage attack in South Africa has attracted international outrage. CCTV cameras filmed the violent attack perpetrated by a taxi driver against a pedestrian, yet the accused walked free from lack of evidence.
News 24 reported taxi driver Aggrey Mojanaga, 43, appeared in court charged with the vicious attack on a pedestrian in Andries Pretorius Street, Bloemfontein.
The video depicts the pedestrian casually walking in front of Mojanaga's vehicle which then deliberately runs him over. The driver then exits the vehicle and violently assaults the man whilst bystanders look on with no attempt to assist the victim. The victim was hospitalized due to his injuries.
According to 2Oceansvibe, police spokesman Warrant Officer Zweli Mohobeleli explained the case against Mohanaga was provisionally withdrawn "because the prosecution could not link the accused to the case. There is a possibility the case will be reopened."
CSVR reported that violent crime in South Africa "is not completely unique, but is one of a relatively small group of countries which currently suffer from high rates of violent crime." It concludes violent crime is a result of apartheid, racism, inequality, high levels of firearms, and a culture of brutality.