Police have urged the public to stop sharing videos of an assault on two people in a parking lot in Klerksdorp.
According to police spokesperson, Colonel Adéle Myburgh, the further sharing of the clips could hamper the investigation.
It is alleged that Wernich Botha assaulted the men following an altercation in the shopping centre in Doornkruin in Klerksdorp on Sunday.
Myburgh said Botha allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old man as well as a 44-year-old man.
"Both victims were taken to a local hospital, where the 44-year-old man was discharged with a shoulder injury and concussion. The 32-year-old man sustained a brain injury and is still admitted to hospital," she said.
Botha, who faces charges of attempted murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, was handed R2,000 bail following his appearance in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday. He is due back in court on October 19.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned the incident and said conflict should rather be resolved in a peaceful manner instead of resorting to violence, as that constitutes a criminal offence. He said the police will continue to work hard to ensure that criminals are put behind bars.