Kraaifontein teenager assaulted, called K-word

CAPE TOWN, 15 November 2016 - A community outside of Cape Town is outraged after a teenage black girl was allegedly assaulted in what is claimed to be a racial attack. Police have confirmed they are investigating the matter. Video: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - A community outside of Cape Town is outraged after a teenage black girl was allegedly assaulted in what is claimed to be a racial attack.

The 13-year-old and her friends were walking through the suburb of Kraaifontein when a white man apparently accused them of antagonising his barking dogs.

Anam Dyosi claims she was called the K- Word and repeatedly assaulted by the man.

“I was standing next to a pole and he asked me why am I attacking his dogs? I told him his dogs were the ones chasing us around and he told me I was lying, he started slapping me around, he started swearing at me repeatedly, kicking me, choking me, it was like he was beating up an animal,” said the distressed girl.

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The community has criticised police for not acting although they claim to be investigating the case.

The Social Justice Coalition said better policing is needed in areas like Kraaifontein.

"We want to stop the racists in our communities,” said Zukiswa Qezo from the Social Justice Coalition.

“We do want to work with the police and we do want to make peace with the police in our communities."

Police have confirmed they are investigating the case but are struggling to speak to key witnesses.

 

 

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