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Racial attack on SA athletic champion, Thabang Mosiaka

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The African National Congress condemns, in the strongest terms, what is believed to have been a racially motivated attack on the SA athletics champ Thabang Mosiako, near North West University's Potchefstroom campus, by a group of about 10 white males recently. Thabang was admitted to Potchefstroom Hospital after he sustained head injuries and a fractured right arm. The athlete, is studying human resource development at Boston City campus in Potchefstroom.

The 22-year-old Thabang was with friends Rantso Mokopane and Sandy Londt who also reportedly suffered minor injuries. It is alleged that a scuffle ensued when Mosiako and his two friends allegedly intervened to save a Cafe cashier who was at the time being verbally abused by the alleged perpetrators. The ANC urges the University authorities and the Police to speedily investigate this barbaric act, and apprehend those who are responsible for this barbaric act of racism. We trust that the law will take its cause and that the perpetrators of this shameful act will ultimately find themselves where they rightfully belong- which is behind bars.

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