Cape Town - Anthony Roman, who works as a painter, says he will be losing R2000 wages this week after he was left with injuries and bruises to his face, eyes and legs.
On Monday, the old man spent several hours at the Mitchells Plain District Hospital for treatment.
Anthony says he was visiting family on Sunday afternoon when he was allegedly attacked by four soldiers, who broke his cellphone.
He says the soldiers told him he had to move back while they were conducting a stop and search operation in Lords Street in Beacon Valley.
Anthony explains his phone started ringing and as he answered the phone, the soldiers accused him of alerting suspects to their whereabouts and started beating him up.