Two men who attacked a petrol pump attendant in an asserted “racist” fitâ€š when he let them know that unleaded petrol at a Tzaneen station had run outâ€š have been imprisoned for their crime.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said in an announcement on Tuesday that it respected the sentencesâ€š with the trust that it will “hinder other would-be racists”.
The Tzaneen District Court sentenced Hermanus van Dykâ€š 36â€š to two years in prison and Danie le Rouxâ€š 29â€š to year and a half.
They had each conceded to be guilty of counts of crime with the purpose to do grievous real damage and infringement of rights.
The incidentâ€š caught on CCTV footageâ€š occurred on June 18 when Van Dyk and Le Roux kicked the petrol attendantâ€š who had attempted to escape however failed to.
Van Dyk and Le Roux obviously took after the man and bit him. Another manâ€š driving Van Dyk and Le Rouxâ€š attempted to pacify the two men however was overwhelmed by them.