Samora Mangesi a black TV and radio in South Africa presenter has reported the racially motivated attack against him,this he said happened after he stopped to help a group of white people whose car had overturned.
Samora Mangesi tweeted photos of the injuries he sustained in the alleged assault, which he said happened on Friday.
my friends and i were verbally abused and called “monkeys”, he said.
When they asked reasons for the assault on them,he was beaten blue black till he fell unconscious.
On Friday night I was the victim of a racially motivated attack. After stopping to check on a group of young white people whose car had overturned, they called my friends & I Monkeys. When we engaged them on why we were being called such, they beat me up until I was unconscious.
— SAMORA (@Samora_Mangesi
Samora who is Presenter for SABC said he received severe beatings from the assaulters, juries to his faced during the alleged attack in the city of Johannesburg. he also sustained bruises along the side of his body after being kicked on the ground.
He said while he was been carried into the ambulance, one of the attackers tried to run over his friend,pick-up truck but for the intervention of the paramedics.
In the days following the attack, his memory was “very sporadic”, he said.
“As much as they say I was awake, I don’t remember being in the ambulance, arriving at the hospital nor much of the treatment.”
He thought about “letting it go and just continuing with my life”, but has now reported the incident to police, he added.
Investigation into the matter has being on going according to Police report.
News of the alleged assault has sparked anger among friends and fans and on social media.