Malawi man knocked down in South Africa: Beaten with Sjambok on way to work

A 22-year old Malawian gardener Muhammed Makungwa was nearly ridden over by a BMW and then beaten with a sjambok by its driver as he was on his way to work in Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday.

Makungwa was beaten with a sjambok yesterday after being mistaken for a robber. Photo: Jeffrey Abrahams.

Makungwa was beaten with a sjambok yesterday after being mistaken for a robber. Photo: Jeffrey Abrahams.

According to Cape Times, Makungwa suffered injuries to the head and bruises to his body, and was taken to  Omnicare Family Health Centre in Lansdowne for treatement.

Police confirmed the incident took place in Palmyra Road, Claremont, just before 7am .

“I got out of a taxi in Main Road and was running to work down Palmyra Road because I was late. Someone in a car started shouting at me, but I don’t understand English very well and could not understand what he was saying.

“I kept on running and he then tried to drive his car into me. I stopped and he got out and started whipping me with a sjambok. He just went crazy and didn’t give me a chance to explain myself,” he said.

“He was shouting at me and I could make out that he thought I had broken into his car. I tried to explain to him that I was on my way to work, but he just kept on hitting me. My lunch box fell as he was whipping me and that’s when he stopped. He then asked me where I worked and after I told him he took me to [my] employers,” said Makungwa, who left Malawi four months ago.

Makungwa said the attack left him fearing for his life:

“I’m very upset… Why would someone just start hitting another person? I was happy living in Cape Town, but this attack has made me scared for my life,” he said.

According to the Cape Argus on Tuesday, the man who attacked Makungwa was driving a BMW X5. His face, car and number plate were clearly visible on CCTV footage in possession of the police.

“According to Muhammed, he’s a dentist in Palmyra Road,” said Makungwa’s employer Nadia Kamies.

Kamies told the Cape Argus Makungwa had been booked off until Thursday, due to the injuries he sustained in the attack. He is recovering at home.

Oscar Namata, 39, also employed by Kamies, said: “The wound on his head is very deep. He also has a gash on his left shoulder and his knees are bruised.”

Police spokesman Frederick van Wyk confirmed an incident of assault is being investigated

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Mbuto
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Zichedwani ndikulozana chala, nonsenu achawa komanso a Mbwenu ndinu anthu oipa osankhana mitundu.nosense check this out.

kkkkkkk
Guest

U wil hv yo cash!

Mike
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[email protected] Here are names of ngonis who rides bicycle in RSA. 1, Hunga has two 2, Jere has three 3, Moyo had two he had to send one back home in Mzimba for domestic use.These are people I know. Garden boys in Brynston. Please give me the three names for people from Mangochi who sends bycycles home apart from fleet of cars. Proper cars not the Dubai car if you are having any. My friend we are Yaos wangalusa. We settled along lake Malawi and you settled in bushy mountainous area? Go and ask you ancestors why they never conquered… Read more »
Pelemende
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Mike @ 34, is this guy from Mzimba? Just accept that you mijombas u like sitting phwii in Mwenyes verandas shaking zipalapasiro zanu all day long, sewing. You want mngoni to speak chewa in RSA? You must be mad. Mangochi has high HIV prevalence rate in Malawi, name one from Mzimba as you say who is riding bicycle there. As for u, we have proof, the guy in the picture kkkkkkkk. Driving cars my ass, I have been there too most of you are cooks, gardeners as your friend here, and ass lickers. So shutuup. I don’t even know if… Read more »
Mike
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If my memory serves me well, there was an article published on this site that Malawi government must prevent people from Mzimba from going to RSA to work because most of them gets infected with HIV in RSA. This was an outcry from some NGO if not the chiefs. These guys are so primitive. They tell South Africans that in Malawi there is no TV station or a multiple storey building. Where by in Mangochi we watch Big Africa in the villages. Please visit M’baluku village. Almost 80% of household has electricity.

Mike
Guest

Do you want me to name them. Ok. The guy called Hunga has 4 bicycles, the guy called Moyo has one, the guy called Jere had three, he had to send one back home for domestic usage. These are people I know buddy, fulltime garden boys from Bryanston . Name a person from Mangochi who sends bicycles
home apart from fleets of cars. Mr @43 I think you have worked in Malawi for years may be you never drove a proper car apart from these Dubai scraps.

Pelemende
Guest

U don’t understand English???? Oooh man u de crazie. So how else were you going to explain to him that you were going to work if you cant express yourself in English? Shame paja you are from southern region? No wonder.

dambuzo wa dambuzo
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Man we r all heading to joburg.Moyo wafunga pachilawizi.kuti ziyende uzikhala wopakula ngati anzathu a Ku capital hill osati zikachuluka zina they stash on ceilings kumangogwa ngati manna from heaven.koma ndiye sitinati mabunu kutikwapula ndi ma shamboko bola ukulandira ma rands.Kumangomvera nyimbo ija yoti kapilire unka iweko.Manje zinthu sizilibwino konse.

sayimoni bayisikolo
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I know mijomba yambiri likes these kind of gardening jobs.Musalimbenepo ndi mngoni apa.sukulu anayidziwa kale and don’t forget kuti chingoni resembles ziyankhulo za Ku john.Simunati mijomba adakakulikitani ndi ma shamboko.

Mike
Guest

If Chingoni resembles why do they call themselves Tumbukas. They can’t even speak Zulu
Their language got swallowed centuries ago. Amatichititsa manyazi kuno ku Joni. Kunukha khwapa kwambili.

Chikopa
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That supiti dentist is a Boer, He can kill a blackman at his clinic. Food for thought – Malawians should not be over friendly with followers pajatu azungu amatikwapula kapena kutilumitsa agalu kwathu kwankuno. Julius Malema used to love old ANC Song “Shoot the Boer”

munyasa
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sanachule mtundu apa bwanji kodi? This is not rwanda or burundi…..my sweet heart is pure chewa and me pure tumbuka….shit with ur tribalism all u comment……get well soon my broz whather u r from n…c…s…all malawians

The Patriot
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Chocho m’bale wanga, ingo pilira as long as ukupanga Forex pa Joni chita zomwezo basi! Get well soon and go back to work you are a Malawian hero!!

mary
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Malawian hero my ass.

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