Five due back in court over KFC assault
Pretoria - Five Pretoria men accused of assaulting a black couple at a KFC drive-through last year are due back in court on Monday. The case against the five was postponed last month because the defence counsel for three of the men had not received all the documentation related to the charges against his clients from the state.
Last year a video taken with a cellular phone went viral on social media, showing five people believed to be the suspects in the case verbally and physically assaulting Jacob and Dudu Sono at a KFC outlet in Montana. The incident happened on August 3, 2017.
Marius Harding, Stephan Nel, DJ van Rooyen, Ockert Muller and Joshua Scholtz face charges of attempted murder, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, and the pointing of a firearm.
Harding has previously been arrested for fraud as well as in connection with an incident in which three petrol station attendants in Free State were assaulted and racially abused.
While the other four accused in the case have all been released on bail, Harding remains behind bars.