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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the man who was accosted by several presidential protection officers on the N1 highway recounted how he thought he was about to be hijacked when he saw a vehicle travelling alongside him, with the occupants pointing firearms at him.

The man, who cannot be named due to a court order, testified in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Eight VIP police officers who are linked to Deputy President Paul Mashatile's security detail are on trial for assault, pointing of a firearm, and other charges. The officers were captured on video dragging a man from a metallic blue VW and kicking him as he lay on the ground. During cross-examination on Wednesday, the witness, who was driving the VW with passengers, said the entire incident happened quickly. The man told the court he saw the weapons, and before he knew it, he was forced to stop. During his evidence in chief, he recalled how after they stopped, he was hit with the butt of a gun by one of the accused. The witness' eyes filled with tears as he identified himself as the individual who had been dragged by the accused in the video. The video also showed him lying unconscious.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Alex Mitchley at News24
  • Read too, Accused claim they pulled motorist over to check whether he was threat to 'main car', at News24

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