Alleged gay-bashing in South Africa: ‘Police trio ignored our plea for help’

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September 13, 2013
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Johannesburg - Three Rosebank police officers could face harsh disciplinary action after ignoring an alleged gay-bashing incident on Saturday night.

Gerald Pereira and his boyfriend, Stephan Annandale, were leaving Capitol Music nightclub in Rosebank when they were accosted by four men who made homophobic comments, followed by one man allegedly punching Pereira. His lip bleeding, Pereira knocked on the window of a passing police van and pointed out the attackers.

He said the three officers mumbled that they would help. “They drove up to the guys, spoke to them for about five seconds and then just drove off,” he said.