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Cape Town - It has been more than three years since film-maker Richard Mills was assaulted, allegedly by a police officer, and the trial has not yet started.
The trial of Constable George Ontong was expected to begin in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, but was postponed after new medical documents were handed in.
Ontong, of Woodstock police station, has being charged with assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm after allegedly attacking Mills just four days before his wedding.
Mills, 48, of Camps Bay, was celebrating his bachelor party when the incident occurred near the upmarket strip club House of Rasputin.
It is alleged that Ontong told Mills and his friends, who were on their way to a nearby club, to get back into their vehicle so that they could go through a roadblock that had been set up ahead.
Ontong is accused of “unlawfully and intentionally assaulting Mills by grabbing him at his throat, pushing him against the fence, pushing his fist against Mills’ chest and kicking him”, according to the charge sheet.
Magistrate Nasha Banwari granted a final postponement for the outstanding documents to September 20.