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Sea Point road rage: Cyclists arrested

Two cyclists linked to an attack on a motorist are in custody and will appear in court today.

FILE: Two cyclists linked to the road rage attack on a motorist are in custody and will appear in court today.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town counsellor says two cyclists believed to be linked to an attack on a motorist are expected to appear in court today.

A video has gone viral of a group of cyclists beating up the taxi driver in Sea Point on Sunday.

It's been reported he had been double parked, which angered the cyclists.

Video images also show one of the cyclists emptying a bottle of pepper spray in the driver's face and using a bicycle to beat his arm.

Atlantic Sea Board counsellor Beverly Shafer says, "There were two people that came in with their lawyers and they've been held in custody since Tuesday. They wanted to go to court so they didn't have to spend the night behind bars, but they were held and will appear in court this morning."

She says another person is expected to be taken in by police today.

"There is a third person that police identified and they will be visiting him this morning."

Meanwhile, Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle is concerned that incidents of road rage appear to be on the rise.

He says drastic action is needed to curb this problem.

"If we send people to jail for misbehaving, they will stop misbehaving themselves. As long as our criminal justice system fails to send people to jail when they misbehave, people will continue to misbehave."

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