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Johannesburg - One of the men captured on camera allegedly assaulting a Limpopo policeman had three previous charges of assault and one for the pointing of a firearm against him.
And while all charges against Herdus van Jaarsveld, 27, were later withdrawn, police are looking at the possibility of reinstating them.
This was confirmed by Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi on Wednesday.
Van Jaarsveld and siblings Donald and Edwin Albreent, aged 21 and 24 respectively, hogged the headlines last month for allegedly attacking a uniformed cop, Constable Tiselani Shikwambana, in Mankweng outside Polokwane.
The attack at a filling station was captured on camera.
And it now appears the older Van Jaarsveld sibling had a number of assault cases opened against him previously.
According to police documents seen by The Star, a case of pointing a firearm was opened against him in November last year in Polokwane.
A month later, a 37-year-old man in Westerburg, west of Polokwane, also opened a case of assault against Van Jaarsveld.
In February this year, a third case of assault was opened against Van Jaarsveld by a 33-year-old man in Burgersfort.
On Wednesday, the three Van Jaarsveld siblings appeared in court for the alleged assault of Shikwambana.
Their case was postponed to next month for further investigations.