'What I saw outside Luthuli House shocked me'

06 February 2018 - 07:08 By Timeslive Reporter

An elderly woman was brutally assaulted on Monday, February 5 2018 when the BLF led a march to Luthuli House to demand that the ANC allow President Jacob Zuma to finish his term as state president.

Sunday Times photographer Alon Skuy has described the shock he felt when he saw a woman being slapped to the ground and kicked during protests outside Luthuli House on Monday.

Her assaulter, identified as ANC office-bearer Thabang Setona, was suspended by the party and handed himself over to police.

“I thought, ‘Oh my God. This is a recipe for disaster.’

“She was clinging onto a bakkie, and then as she fell to the floor she was in such a vulnerable position. First she was hit with open hands, then she was kicked two or three times.

“The scene was super chaotic. But it was something that I thought could happen,” Skuy said.

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