JOHANNESBURG- Romeo Makhubela Chief executive officer of Novare Consultants has been suspended with immediate effect after he was caught on camera at a fast food outlet in the mall slapping, assaulting a pregnant woman, Bianca Fourie‚ the daughter of Krugersdorp Freedom Front Plus councillor Amanda de Lange‚ in an alleged parking row.
Noveare has launched an investigation themselves after the footage went viral, it will be led by two non-executive Novare directors and one of South Africa’s leading law firms.
Anika Theron, Novare spokesperson said, “She ignored it and found another parking. When she walked up to Steers‚ he was waiting for her and wanted to know what her problem was. As you can see on the first Steers video footage‚ she avoided him and walked around him. He then lashed out and started attacking her‚ grabbing her phone.
De Lange daughter was seven months pregnant, they had an altercation with Makhubela blocked an open parking and shouting behind her, she recounted what happened, “He was driving behind her. He hit her outside the shop. He then came to the counter‚ and his driver went outside to talk to Bianca – telling her to put her phone away and walk away. On the footage you can see that the attacker then went to the door‚ starting to intimidate and threaten her again‚”
“The whole incident is bizarre and totally uncalled for. We all get irritated from time to time but physically attacking people because they point at you or your car is ridiculous. To attack a visibly pregnant woman is barbaric‚”
De Lange added she did not intend to anger people, “It is a matter of violence against women and children and the fact that a lot is said about it but people’s attitudes need to change. As women and children in South Africa‚ we must feel safe and protected – not threatened and scared.”
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