Claremont driver lays charges against violent driver

The BMW X5 driver had allegedly been broken into and assumed Muhammed Makungwa was the perpetrator.

Muhammed Makungwa, a Malawian national, was attacked with a sjambok by a man driving a white BMW X5 on 9 November. Picture: Masa Kekhana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A gardener in Claremont claims a man who assaulted him threatened to shoot him next time.

Muhammed Makungwa, a Malawian national, was attacked with a sjambok by a man driving a white BMW X5 yesterday morning.

Makungwa says he was running in Claremont when the driver tried to run him over and shouted at him to stop.

The BMW X5 had allegedly been broken into and the owner assumed Makungwa was the perpetrator.

Makungwa says he works as a security guard on weekends and was wearing his uniform when the incident took place.

He says he's laid charges against the attacker and would like the law to deal with him as well as an apology.

Last month, The Weekend Argus reported that a domestic worker was assaulted by a Kenilworth resident after he mistook her for a sex worker.

The man is said to have slapped the woman several times and threw her to the ground before speeding off in his car.

The alleged assailant appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on an assault charge.