Gogo being beaten by Security guards for stealing

Written by on April 18, 2013 in News

 

SOUTH AFRICA!!!!! What is going on with you? The respect for the elderly is really gone down the drain. If the Gogo’s are not being raped, they have to sing for their pension and now you beat, whip and hammer an old lady  for stealing meat. upon investigation, the gogo’s name is Ester and was accused for stealing  underwear from CB clothing in Jean Furse in the limpopo province.  Call the police man.. Yoh, this was sickening to watch. More sickening listening to he peanut gallery watching and laughing and actually videoing this.. eish… I am proudly South African, but eish things like this makes me want to scream..

Daily Sun (April 16) – THE GOGO was accused of shoplifting – a crime that involves a suspended sentence, a warning or a fine. But in the savage world of the security guard, punishment is immediate, violent and brutal. WITHOUT MERCY, THE WOMAN IS BEATEN WITH BELTS, ROPES, A BROOM AND EVEN A RUBBER HAMMER. In a disturbing video taken by a Daily Sun reader, an unidentified woman is beaten in the back room of a store for allegedly stealing a packet of meat and boerewors. Her cries of “Have mercy on me! Have mercy on me!” go unnoticed as security guards continue beating her. In the video that runs for eight minutes, a woman is seen laughing and encouraging the three guards from an as-yet-unidentified security company to beat the victim.

 

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Latest article from IOL with more facts about this situation

Johannesburg – The owners of a Limpopo store where a woman was beaten have promised an investigation and assistance to the victim, a report has said.

Matthew Makofane, Maria Mahlaela, Gladys Maphanga, Refilwe Mzimba and Thabang Makuwa – all employees at the clothing shop in Jane Furse – allegedly beat Esther Mankge, 49, in a back room of the store in October, after accusing her of stealing a packet of underwear.

The attack was caught on camera and went viral after the Daily Sun newspaper uploaded the video to their YouTube account.

A case was opened on April 8. All five were arrested last week.

Makofane and Mahlaela were granted bail of R500 each by the Nebo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Maphanga, Mzimba and Makuwa would remain in custody because of previous assault allegations.

The group was expected to appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s Court on April 22 on charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

According to EWN, David Alexander of CB Stores claimed they tried to track down the woman in the video.

He said now that she has been identified, they were ready to help.

“We feel for Esther in this time. We will be approaching her to discuss and investigate all her claims and we will support and help her as much as we possibly can,” Alexander was quoted as saying.

 

The African National Congress Women’s League PEC in Limpopo are expected to hold a media briefing on the assault in Polokwane on Thursday.

“The victim in the matter will also be joining their media briefing, as she has expressed a will to speak out on her traumatic experience,” an ANCWL statement said. – IOL

 

Article from Mail and guardian from Presidents about this incident

 

All citizens have the right to human dignity as well as access to justice and the protection of the law, Zuma said on Wednesday.

Zuma was reacting to the assault of 49-year-old Ester Mankge in Limpopo which was reported on Tuesday. They filmed the assault.

“Regardless of alleged crime, all citizens have an inalienable right to human dignity as well as access to justice and the protection of the law,” Zuma said.

Matthew Makofane, Maria Mahlaela, Gladys Maphanga, Refilwe Mzimba and Thabang Makuwa, all employees at a clothing shop in Jane Furse, allegedly assaulted Mankge in October, after accusing her of stealing a packet of underwear.

Makofane and Mahlaela were granted bail of R500 each by the Nebo Magistrate’s Court, on Tuesday. Maphanga, Mzimba and Makuwa would remain in custody because of previous assault allegations.

Zuma welcomed the arrests of the accused and appealed for the law to be allowed to take its course.

On Tuesday, Limpopo police said three of the accused were linked to a similar crime involving young children.

“The employees allegedly beat children with sjamboks last year for allegedly stealing from the shop,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said at the time.

“Following a tip-off we found a video of a woman being beaten with a rubber hammer. We located the victim and opened a case against the five employees.” The two men in the group allegedly beat the woman with various objects while filming it.

The Daily Sun newspaper uploaded the video to their YouTube account on Monday.

“The incident happened in October last year but the woman never opened a case until someone notified the police of the video,” Mulaudzi said.

A case was opened on April 8. All five were arrested last week.

The group was expected to appear in the Nebo Magistrate’s Court on April 22 on charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. – Sapa

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  1. Saleha Sayed says:

    Very disturbing…this savage behaviour is unacceptable,even if Gogo stole, this was not the way to treat her. This is disgusting.

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