Two suspects face charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Photo: Andries van der Heyde

Street Justice in roadside robbery


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Two suspects have appeared in the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court in connection with an alleged assault that left one man hospitalized.

The court has postponed the case against the Zuma view residents. 

According to the charge sheet, the duo appeared before court on Tuesday, 11 July and have since been charged with the assault of a local man.

The case against the two men has been postponed to Wednesday, 19 July to allow for further investigations, and a formal bail application.

The incident reportedly occurred on Friday, 7 July in Zuma view at the Bela-Bela township.

Sergeant Frans Sekgobela of the Bela-Bela police told The BEAT that the men claimed a passer-by allegedly attempted to rob them as they were standing outside of Molefe’s home. 

Sekgobela added that the two men claimed the suspect started acting violently, and one of the men fetched weapons to defend themselves.

“The men claimed that he (passer-by) reacted violently and one of them went to fetch a panga and a knobkerrie which they apparently used to attack him,” Sekgobela said.

He added that it has not yet been confirmed whether the hospitalised man was armed at the time of the altercation.

The man has yet to appear in court as he is recovering from his injuries at the Bela-Bela hospital.

It has been reported that he suffered severe blows to his jaw, head and chest.

The charges brought against the two were  put forth by the police, due to the severe nature of his injuries.


8 months ago       13 July 2017