Veteran action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger was attending a sporting event when he was assaulted on Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG - Action movie star and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger (71) was assaulted on camera while making an appearance in Sandton on Saturday.
Schwarzenegger was attending the fourth annual Arnold Classic Africa competition, a complete multi-sport programme involving more than 70 sporting disciplines, exhibitions and championships.
The veteran actor was being filmed while he was filming children competing in a skipping contest when a man tried to approach him from behind.
In the video of the assault, the man was initially diverted by the celebrity's security.
He returned and launched himself at Schwarzenegger in a flying kick that sent the star tumbling into the crowd.
The man was pinned down and escorted away by security following the report.
Schwarzenegger later posted on Twitter that he only realised he was kicked when he saw the video.
"I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat," Schwarzenegger quipped.
He posted a video of himself meeting fans shortly after the incident.
Wayne Price, a former professional strongman competitor and Arnold Classic Africa partner, said the man is unknown to the crew and his motives were similarly unknown.
Price stated Schwarzenegger would not be pressing charges against the man.
Schwarzenegger is known for appearing in movies such as The Terminator and Total Recall.
He also served as Governor of California in the United States.