Johannesburg — A video of a man physically and allegedly verbally assaulting a woman has spread on social media, with many users saying the woman instigated the altercation.
The incident took place at a Starbucks in East Gate Mall, Johannesburg. According to social activist Yusuf Abramjee, the attacker said she was sitting for “too long” at the outlet.
In the video, the pair appear to be engaged in a verbal argument, which becomes physical when the woman smacks the man on the side of his head. The man then kicks the woman twice.
Watch the video here:
This woman was verbally assaulted and kicked by a man at Starbucks East Gate Mall. The attacker said she was sitting for “too long” at the outlet. #CrimeWatch pic.twitter.com/64Pi7TxwBe
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 14, 2023
Social media users who reacted to the video were divided, with some saying it was the woman’s fault for starting it. Others, however, blamed the man for retaliating or concluded that they were both at fault.
Ay, I don’t condone it, but she drew first blood. When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud. pic.twitter.com/Gga1jdVHYu
— S S (@AviatorShehu) March 14, 2023
Haibo but she attacked the man first.
— Tebogo Makgatho (@trmakgatho) March 14, 2023
But she is the one who used her hands first, she is at fault. They should open a case of assault
— Coco Master (@Dbanj25) March 14, 2023
Don’t start something you won’t finish. This was just an altercation which turned physical. They are both wrong.
— Kay G 🇿🇦 (@david_kholofelo) March 14, 2023
But the clip shows the opposite
— Abednigo (@MabasaAbednigo) March 14, 2023
No to violence against women, I condemn it.
— Aden (@Aden24897677) March 14, 2023
South African man we are in trouble
— Sydney Sibiya (@Sydney_moriski) March 14, 2023
The guy is the victim here. Case closed.
— The Venda Doll 🎀 (@TheVendaDoll) March 14, 2023
They’re both wrong going by the video evidence
— 234 Genius 🪶 (@234_genius) March 14, 2023
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin