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Attempted murder charge for alleged racial assault welcome - Phumzile van Damme

DA NS says she trusts that justice will be done in this matter and that the tough stance taken by prosecutors will act as a future deterrent

DA welcomes attempted murder charge for alleged racist attack 

26 November 2014

The DA welcomes reports that three of the five men accused of allegedly attacking and racially abusing a cleaner, Delia Adonis, in Cape Town have been charged with attempted murder (see report).

According to media reports, three men, Chad De Matos, Aaron Mack and Mitchell Turner were charged with attempted murder, intent to do grievous bodily harm and crimen injuria yesterday following an alleged attack on 52-year-old Delia Adonis last month. 

The three men and another two still at large, allegedly physically attacked Adonis and shouted racial expletives at her.

There is absolutely no place for racism and racially-motivated violence in our society. 

We trust that justice will be done in this matter and that the tough stance taken by prosecutors will act as a deterrent to racially-motivated violence in our society.

Statement issued by Phumzile Van Damme MP, DA National Spokesperson, November 26 2014

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