A festivalgoer was brutally attacked over the weekend after leaving a music festival in Brackenfell. A Facebook post made by a friend of Marius Zeeman, the victim, stated that incident transpired after men began vandalising his car at a nearby petrol station.

“We were attending a music concert around the corner of the venue. At around 11.20pm, Marius Zeeman left the venue and went to the Shell garage to go buy a pack of cigarettes,” his friend said.

According to the post, a bakkie stopped beside Zeeman and a group of approximately nine men got out and began defacing his vehicle. When Zeeman intervened and asked them to stop, he was reportedly told: “You better leave.”

The post continued, “At this point, as he got back in the car, one of them attacked him with a glass bottle and hit him behind the head, as he fought back, he was jumped by all of them,” the post reads. “After he was brutally beaten, one of the attackers got back into the bakkie, reversed and drove forward over Marius.”

Zeeman sustained a deep cut in the back of the head, deep cuts in his legs, bruises, and a broken left shoulder.

According to the organisers of the festival Zeeman was attending, attacks of this sort are not uncommon at the garage Zeeman was attacked at, and allege that this has been the second incident of this sort in approximately three weeks.

According to Captain Paljaardt of the Bothasig Police Station, a case has been registered with them, as it is Zeeman’s closest station. “The docket is currently being sent through to Kraaifontein, because it is in the jurisdiction of where the incident took place. So they will handle it now,” he said.

Zeeman has been booked off work for a month following the incident.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.