AfriForum suspends Western Cape member for assault

13 December 2018 - 13:30 By IAVAN PIJOOS
AfriForum's CEO Kallie Kriel says his organisation condemns all forms of violence.
AfriForum's CEO Kallie Kriel says his organisation condemns all forms of violence.
Image: Phill Magakoe

AfrForum has suspended one of its branch members after an assault that put the victim in hospital.

AfriForum said on Thursday that the suspended Western Cape branch member had been arrested for assault. His name could not yet be made public.

"Another AfriForum member from the same branch came across the incident, after which he organised for the victim to be taken to hospital and then also made an eyewitness statement to the police," the organisation said in a statement.

Police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi said the 58-year-old man was arrested for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The man appeared in the Vredendal Magistrate's Court on Thursday and the case was postponed to January 25, 2019.

Details around the incident were not immediately available.

Kallie Kriel, AfriForum’s CEO, said the organisation condemned "all forms of violence and the violation of a person’s dignity, irrespective of who the victim or perpetrator is".

"Any person who makes themselves guilty of any form of violence or the violation of someone’s dignity, must carry the consequences."


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