Fat­her fu­ri­ous o­ver ro­ad ra­ge in­ci­dent

Knysna-Plett Herald - - From The Town Hall -

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.”

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