This according to the manager of the petrol station where the alleged incident took place, who asked not to be named.
Although the original CCTV footage has been handed over to the police for further investigation, the manager told The Citizen that it was unclear how the video, captured on a cellphone, had found its way to the media.
“We don’t know how it got to the media, and we’re still investigating and trying to find out who leaked it,” he said.
“We have a lot of guys working in the office, so it could be anyone,” he added.
In the video, members of the Gypsy Jokers motorcycle club are seen assaulting staff inside the Engen garage shop.
The Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club are reportedly a notorious and violent motorcycle gang with branches across the world, including the US, Australia, Germany, Norway and South Africa.
The Engen garage manager confirmed that the incident took place at around 12am on Friday.
The altercation reportedly broke out when a staff member asked one of the bikers who was smoking next to a petrol pump to move.
Two of the bikers then allegedly began verbally abusing the attendant, calling him the k-word.
“They started calling him names and followed behind him as he was walking inside,” the manager said.
The bikers reportedly made phone calls summoning more people who later arrived at the petrol station.
In the video, at least five members of the motorcycle club are seen assaulting the attendant behind the shop’s counter while his colleagues try to intervene.
According to the service station manager, the attendant suffered only minor injuries and was taken to a doctor on Saturday morning.
“He only suffered superficial injuries and was back at work on Sunday,” the manager added.
Witbank police are investigating cases of assault.
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