‘Racial attack’ on TV host sparks outrage
An alleged racially-motivated attack by some white men who beat up a black South African TV presenter trying to help them after a road accident has sparked outrage on social media.
The incident occurred last week when Samora Mangesi, who presents a lifestyle show for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, said he and some friends pulled over to help after a car overturned on a road in west Johannesburg.
“On Friday night I was the victim of a racially motivated attack,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing pictures of his injuries. “They called my friends and me monkeys. When we engaged them on why we were being called such, they beat me up until I was unconscious.”