UCT investigates alleged racist attack in Claremont
Delia Adonis says she was kneed to the ground, kicked & racially abused by a group of UCT students.
CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town (UCT) says it's investigating whether a group of its students were in fact involved in a racist attack on a woman in Claremont.
The incident allegedly took place in the Stadium on Main Shopping Centre parking lot last month.
Delia Adonis (52) says she was racially abused and assaulted and has since laid charges against the group.
The Manenberg woman says all she wants is justice.
She says she sustained various injuries during the attack.
"They kneed me to the ground and kicked me in my ribs and all over my body. The blood was flowing all over my face. I have stitches on my eye and I couldn't even see properly."
She says she'd gone to the parking lot to have smoke when the group approached her and began swearing at her.
UCT's Kemantha Govender says it will take action if it's found the assailants are affiliated to the institution.
"The university takes these allegations very seriously and holds all of our students to the highest standard and we'll immediately investigate. We urge anyone with information to please contact our investigations manager."
CAPE QUARTER INCIDENT
Alleged racist assaults have increased in Cape Town.
Two weeks ago, management at the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village in Cape Town said two men involved in a 'racist' brawl were banned from the building.
In a video of the incident, the two men can be seen in the midst of a confrontation after one of the men allegedly called the other the 'k' word.
A video clip of the fight is still doing the rounds on YouTube and other social media platforms
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CLAREMONT GARDENER ATTACK
Driver of a BMW X5, Jan van Tonder, apparently tried to run him over before hitting him with a sjambok, after mistaking him for a robber.
Last week, a new charge was added in the case against van Tonder and he now faces an attempted murder charge as well.
DOMESTIC WORKER ATTACKED
In early October, The Weekend Argus reported that a domestic worker was assaulted by a Kenilworth resident after he mistook her for a sex worker.
The white male is said to have slapped his victim 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.