Man assaulted on his way to work by a motorist in Rondebosch

A friend of the 22-year-old Muhammed Makungwa, who was assaulted on Sunday morning on his way to work as a gardener says he may have been attacked by a motorist believing he was a thief.

Kieno spoke to Oscar Nemada, who said that Makungwa had sustained head and shoulder injuries. The motorist had taken Makungwa to his employer's home following the incident on Palmyra Road.

Nemada said the motorist, a white male in his fifties driving a BWW X5 who may have recently been robbed had thought Makungwa was a thief as he was running to work. He had assaulted Makungwa with a sjambok and stopped when he saw that he was carrying lunch.

A case of assault was opened by police who are looking for the alleged attacker.

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