No arrests have been made yet in the allegedly racial attack of an SA athletic champion Thabang Mosiako in Potchefstroom, North West police said on Sunday.
At the time of the incident last week, statements could not immediately be taken from those in the vicinity, as many were intoxicated, said Lt. Col. Adele Myburgh.
She said that the incident was one of the numerous fights which took place during the North West University’s Raising and Giving (RAG) activities weekend.
Myburgh said more information on the case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, would be available on Monday when the investigating officers came back on duty.
Last weekend, 22-year-old Boston College student Mosiako, was attacked and severely beaten just outside one of the NWU campuses in Potchefstroom, in what his friend has labeled a racially motivated attack.
According to Mosiako’s friend Rantso Mokopane, 23, who posted a photo on Facebook of the champion in hospital after the attack, the attack left Mosiako with severe head trauma.
Mokopane told the Potchefstroom Herald that their attackers were university students. He explained that a confrontation started when he intervened after three of the men had sworn at a cashier.
After police broke up the fight, the men then reappeared near the Virgin Active and the apparent assault ensued.
NWU has said that they are probing the incident.