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They are ignoring my case - Nevhutalu

By unknown | Nov 29, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The head of the Limpopo department of education, Zwo Nevhutalu, has expressed his disappointment with the police.

This relates to the manner in they handled the case against two white men who allegedly manhandled him during a church workshop outside Musina.

The incident happened on September 2 last year at Tshipise Aventura, where Nevhutalu was attending a workshop with other church congregants.

He was allegedly punched and pushed into a swimming pool after a squabble with the two men. Nevhutalu alleged the matter received very little attention from investigating officers.

Recounting his experiences yesterday, Nevhutalu said he went to the pool to attend to a squabble between a white man and one of his church's youth members.

The man had allegedly raised his voice after accusing the church youth of swimming next to his children. When he realised that Nevhutalu was intervening, the man, identified only as CJ van Tonder, allegedly became agitated and confronted Nevhutalu.

He allegedly insulted Nevhutalu, calling him unprintable names and words. Another white man, identified as Ronald Klusmann, allegedly came from behind Nevhutalu and punched him at the back of his head.

Van Tonder then pushed him so hard he fell into the pool.

When the police were summoned to the place, Nevhutalu said, the two men resisted arrest and he followed the police to the station with the youth member in his car.

While on the way to the station the officers received instructions to go back and arrest the two. When they got there the men were in their hotel rooms and refused to open the doors.

Provincial police spokesman Superintendent Ronel Otto said the matter was being investigated.


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