[UPDATE] MEC welcomes arrest of pair who dragged man behind bakkie

Video footage of Monday's crime shows two men who allegedly work for a Machadodorp security company dragging a man behind their vehicle.

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JOHANNESBURG - Mpumalanga Community Safety MEC Pat Ngomane has welcomed the arrests of two men who allegedly assaulted a man before dragging him behind their bakkie.

Video footage of Monday's crime shows two white men, who allegedly work for a Machadodorp security company, dragging a black man behind their vehicle. He survived the attack.

Ngomane has ordered the police to conduct a thorough probe in order for the suspects to be speedily prosecuted, stating that such incidents "have the potential of flaring up unnecessary racial tensions and also inciting violence".

He has also called on the community members who witnessed the incident to come forward and assist the police to finalise the case urgently.

The crime has led to unrest in the community, with residents calling for justice.

Ngomane also condemned the public violence that led to the burning of properties in the area. He asked the community members to restrain themselves and wait for authorities to intervene before thinking about taking the law into their own hands.