PE learner lays charge of assault against Makro staff member

13:08 (GMT+2) Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Two employees at Makro were suspended on Friday morning after footage emerged of them allegedly assaulting a learner outside Westering High school.

According to an eyewitness, who filmed the altercation and sent it to Algoa FM news, the Grade 11 learner was at the school to pick up his report card.

The men, who can be seen wearing their Makro uniforms, allegedly accused the teenager of driving badly.

The 18-year-old teenager has now laid a charge of assault against one of the men on the video.

Police Spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu confirmed that a charge was laid at the Kabega Park police station.

One of the men allegedly slapped the child a few times, prior to the video recording being made.

The Marketing Director for Makro SA Andre Steyn told Algoa FM news that the two staff members were suspended with immediate effect after the video was brought to their attention.

He says a formal investigation will now follow.

The victim has since made contact with Algoa FM News and requested us to remove the video which we have done.