Father furious over road rage incident
The father of a 12-year-old girl is furious with “probably an employee of the Knysna municipality” following a road rage incident early on the morning of 9 March.
According to Knysna resident Thomas Grobler, on the said morning at about 06:50 hewas“cutoff”byamunicipalvehicleatthe robot by the KwikSpar on Main Road.
The altercation, which consisted of pressing the car horn and applying brakes, continued to the next intersection at the hospital, Grobler says.
“The municipal vehicle pulled in front of us and braked. A passenger jumped out and ran next to my car and started shouting and swearing, using extremely foul language in front of my daughter. He then walked away, got into the vehicle and drove away,” he recalls.
His daughter took photos of the man and the registration number, and Grobler immediately lodged a complaint with the municipality and law enforcement department.
“This is totally unacceptable behaviour from a person I presume works for the municipality. My daughter had to listen to and observe such foul language and behaviour, I would appreciate if this matter could be dealt with in an appropriate manner and I be informed of the outcome,” he appeals.
A chain of emails confirms that the office of protection services received and acknowledged the complaint, which was forwarded to heads of various departments at the municipality.
Upon the Knysna-Plett Herald enquiry, the municipality released a short statement saying, “We have referred the matter to the director: technical services for an internal investigation.”