Men arrested for couple assault at KFC drive-through have pending assault cases

The police’s Kay Makhubele says of the four men arrested for the attack three have been remanded in custody and one has been granted bail.

A screengrab of footage showing six white men assaulting a black couple at a KFC in Montana, north of Pretoria. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police say the men arrested for the assault of a couple at a KFC in Montana, Tshwane last week have been linked to other pending assault cases.

In a suspected racial attack, six white men beat up a black woman and her husband for apparently asking them to move forward in the fast food drive through line.

Four of the six were arrested after community members called the police while the other two fled the scene.

The police’s Kay Makhubele says of the four men arrested for the attack three have been remanded in custody and one has been granted bail.

“The other three we profiled them and found out that they had previous cases against them and also some of the cases are still pending. That’s what made us to refuse bail, but so far there will be going for bail application next week.”

A video of the assault went viral on social media with people calling for Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to facilitate speedy arrests.

Police say they are still searching for the other two men while investigations continue.