Horrendous. Utterly, utterly horrendous. Grim footage – uploaded to social media by the Arrive Alive road safety agency – shows the moment a female pensioner in KZN was punched in the head by a robber on Monday.
Anger follows pensioner assault in KZN
The outrage surrounding this incident has left viewers baying for some swift justice. The hooligan in the video has not yet been arrested, but SAPS in Chatsworth are now under tremendous pressure to find him.
In the clip, we see the pensioner ambling on the pavement. A silver Ford Fiesta then pulls up alongside her, with one of the occupants allegedly asking for directions – however, we’re yet to verify the exact nature of the conversation.
However, this was all a rouse. The good-natured victim soon realises something is amiss, when the man sitting on the driver’s side exits the vehicle. He promptly assaults the woman, takes her bag, and punches her twice, knocking the frail old lady to the floor. The car then speeds away, and out of shot from the CCTV cameras.
Watch: Pensioner punched to the ground by assailant
Just out of interest, does smacking a pensioner make this guy feel like a big man or something? It’s absolutely pathetic…
Elderly female pensioner assaulted and robbed in Chatsworth https://t.co/EOpU1JZQ4O #ArriveAlive #Crime @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/WCoASJQPIH— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) January 17, 2022
KZN locals demand justice
Thankfully, the victim is seen getting back in an upright position before the end of the video. But this community in KZN has been left shaken, and a local Policing Forum has issued a statement on the matter.
“At 5:30 on Monday morning, a pensioner was assaulted and robbed on High Terrace in Chatsworth, KZN. The suspect was driving a silver Ford Fiesta The female pensioner is 73 years of age.”“This is so not on…these guys definitely need to be caught and taken to task. Our elderly [residents of Chatsworth] are cautioned where someone stops to ask info: Do not approach the vehicle, for various reasons.”Chatsworth CPF message