Johannesburg – A senior traffic officer was assaulted by a man, rumoured to be a parent, outside the Dunnottar Primary School in Nigel, EMPD said on Wednesday.
However, when News24 contacted the school, the secretary was unable to comment on the matter.
She requested that we speak to the principal on Thursday.
EMPD spokesperson Clifford Shogwe said the officer had noticed someone parked on the wrong side of the road.
“The officer tried to explain to the driver that he can’t park on the wrong side of the road. When he tried to issue a fine, he was assaulted,” Shogwe said.
Shogwe said Chief Superintendent JL Mbele was traumatised and recovering after the attack on Monday.
According to a tweet by Crime Air Network, a community crime alert service, the assailant was a parent at the school.
In the video doing the rounds on social media, the unknown man shoves the metro officer to the ground and then drags him, while some of the pupils and parents cheer him on.
Later, the bystanders encircle the two men.
The suspect was arrested after the incident.
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