Road-rage suspect due in court

IOL pic july30 porsche jetta fourways road rage screengrab YouTube This still image, from video footage recorded by an eyewitness, shows the incident in Witkoppen, Fourways.

Johannesburg -

A man arrested in connection with an alleged road-rage attack in Fourways, Johannesburg, is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Police said the man was brought in by his legal representative on Tuesday, and was released on bail.

The incident, on Witkoppen Road at around 3pm on Saturday, was recorded by an eyewitness and posted on YouTube.

The video shows a passenger getting out of a Porsche and kicking at a VW Jetta on the driver's side.

When the Jetta driver rolls down the window, the other man starts to punch him. A struggle ensues and the man grabs what appear to be the Jetta's keys and throws them away.

In an interview with broadcaster eNCA, the driver of the Jetta - who asked to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation - said he was punched in the face. He said he opened a case of assault.

“I was driving behind him and he was cutting off people left, right and centre. So I went closer to see what kind of a Porsche it was and the passenger threw a can out the window at me,” the man was quoted as saying.

“Then he threw another can, and it hit my car. So I hooted, flipped him the finger and asked what the hell he thought he was doing.

“He damaged my tracking device and stuffed up my side mirror. It all happened so fast I didn't even have a chance to think,” the man said. - Sapa



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