A video of a man and woman involved in a physical altercation at Starbucks in Eastgate Mall, Johannesburg, has surfaced on Twitter.
Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee shared the CCTV footage, claiming the woman was assaulted after the man commented about her lengthy stay in the coffee shop.
The incident occurred on Monday morning, as indicated by the timestamp on the video. The man reportedly confronted the woman about staying too long, prompting her to retaliate when he wagged his finger in her face.
Towards the end of the video, a Starbucks employee can be seen breaking up the fight.
The video has amassed over 500,000 views and sparked debate on Twitter about who initiated the altercation and, therefore, who was at fault.
Some Twitter users claimed that the man defended himself against the woman’s attack and that she should be charged with GBH.
Others argued that laying hands on someone was unacceptable and that the man had no excuse to become physical. Finally, a few suggested that both parties were in the wrong and equally at fault for the assault.
Overall, the article’s tone is factual, informative, and neutral. It presents the events straightforwardly and reports on Twitter users’ reactions to the video without stating who was at fault.
Photo: Twitter / @Yusuf Abramjee