Man Sentenced for Maselspoort Racist Assault Following Guilty Plea
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has provided confirmation that Stephanus van der Westhuizen, one of the three white men charged with assaulting two black teenage boys at the Maselspoort Resort & Conference Centre in Bloemfontein on Christmas Day, has received a sentence following his guilty plea for common assault.
The incident occurred when the victims and their families were celebrating Christmas at the resort last year, and the two young boys were attacked by van der Westhuizen, Jakobus Klaasen, and Johan Nel for attempting to enter a pool designated for white people only.
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According to IOL’s report, Phaladi Shuping, the spokesperson for the Free State NPA, confirmed that a man named van der Westhuizen (47) admitted his guilt on Monday for the charge of common assault. Consequently, he was sentenced to either a fine of R4,000 or 12 months of imprisonment.
Phaladi further stated that van der Westhuizen offered his apologies to the children and their father, who accepted the apology. He also extended his apologies to the general South African public.
The hearings for Jakobus Klaasen and Johan Nel have been postponed until 3 July 2023 for consultations.
Family came to spend the day @ MASELSPOORT RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE in Free State. My brothers were attacked by these grown men because they are apparently not allowed in the pool as it’s reserved for the “white people” here.
The Oranje-Vrystraat we love 🏾
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— The Prize 🎖️ (@Tumii_Frost) December 25, 2022
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