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Cops deny re­ceiv­ing CCTV footage of model’s at­tack

Time Square Casino con­firmed in­ci­dent

- By Prom­ise Maru­peng Crime · Incidents · Times Square

Po­lice have dis­puted claims of be­ing handed over the CCTV footage of the al­leged racist at­tack of pop­u­lar model Mir­riam Ngo­mani by Time Square Casino.

This comes af­ter a state­ment was re­leased by Time Square gen­eral man­ager Brett Hoppe, con­firm­ing that the in­ci­dent hap­pened on their premises.

Ngo­mani and her fiancé To­bias Ze­hetleit­ner were in­jured in an al­leged racist at­tack by a group of white men on Thurs­day morn­ing in Men­lyn, Pre­to­ria.

Ngo­mani’s leg was bro­ken, while Ze­hetleit­ner suf­fered in­juries in the face fol­low­ing the al­leged racial at­tack in which Ngo­mani was al­legedly called the k-word and a mon­key. She was re­leased from hos­pi­tal on Sun­day to re­cover at home around her fam­ily and friends.

Gaut­eng po­lice spokesper­son Capt Mavela Ma­sondo de­nied they had re­ceived CCTV footage from the casino.

“I can con­firm that we did not re­ceive any CCTV footage from the casino or any other party. I do not know why they would lie to the me­dia about it,” said Ma­sondo.

He said the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer had also com­mu­ni­cated that he had not re­ceived the CCTV footage. Ma­sondo said he could not re­veal any more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the case, be­cause an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was un­der way. “We are only in the process of ob­tain­ing the footage and all will be re­vealed in due time.” Bot­sang Moiloa, a fam­ily spokesper­son, said per­son­nel at the casino told him that Ngo­mani and Ze­hetletiner’s al­leged at­tack­ers were reg­u­lar pa­trons and played for a fa­mous rugby club. Ze­hetletiner said they were ini­tially ap­proached by a white man, who asked why he was “dat­ing a ba­boon, a mon­key”. Time Square con­firmed the in­ci­dent took place at the en­trance to the casino and con­demned it.

 ?? IN­STA­GRAM / ?? Mir­riam Ngo­mani and her fiancé To­bias Ze­hetleit­ner were in­jured in an al­leged racial at­tack.
IN­STA­GRAM / Mir­riam Ngo­mani and her fiancé To­bias Ze­hetleit­ner were in­jured in an al­leged racial at­tack.

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