Video footage captured outside the Hatfield Plaza and 24-hour food outlet Uncle Faouzi allegedly shows the face of a young man who urinated on a sleeping parking attendant at the weekend.
The Citizen obtained a clear image of the man who is allegedly behind the disturbing incident, which has caused outrage on social media. He had heretofore not been identified.
A Twitter user, @globetrottersa1, shared a video clip taken from his cellphone, where he recorded the man standing over the parking attendant and urinating on him on Saturday morning.
The SA Human Rights Commission spokesperson Gushwell Brooks reacted to the shocking video by saying: “The video is disturbing and appears to be a violation of two rights within the Bill of Rights: dignity, section 10, as well as freedom and security of the person, section 12.
“Once the perpetrator is identified, the matter can be reported to the police on a charge of assault and the commission can also be approached to investigate,” Gushwell explained.
In the CCTV footage taken from outside Uncle Faouzi, the man, dressed in a black T-shirt, khaki pants and red takkies, is seen jumping over a barricading fence to stand beside the parking attendant. He is seen swaying side to side as he urinates over the sleeping man.
The parking attendant, identified by other parking attendants as Nico, has not returned to the area since the incident.
“I witnessed a dude thinking it was OK to pee on a sleeping beggar … He started peeing away from the sleeping beggar but then decided, without anyone watching, to start actually peeing on the sleeping beggar,” the witness, @globetrottersa1 said on Twitter.
The witness, who wished to remain anonymous, recorded the incident as the footage could be used as evidence should the matter go to court, he explained. He said he confronted the man, but was threatened.
“The man and his drunk friends threatened me and, at that moment, the best thing to do was to just leave it at that and hope the story would have an impact on Twitter.”
Management of Uncle Faouzi told The Citizen yesterday they would assist in identifying the man responsible for the “inhumane” act.
WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW:
From the Uncle Faozi security camera and Hatfield Plaza security camera.