Johannesburg - Douglas Gibson expressed surprise at how slow the police investigation into the brutal attack on his son Donald outside FNB Stadium two Saturdays ago is going.
Donald and some of his colleagues had been to see the rugby match between the Springboks and the All Blacks in Soweto.
While waiting in the car park, a police van pulled up and several men climbed out.
Then the van’s door fell off, to a roar of laughter from bystanders. People [including Donald] were laughing and taking pictures as they tried to put the door back on.
Before he was knocked out and hit his head on a concrete floor, one of the men walked up to Donald and said: “I know where you live.”
The DA’s former chief whip and until recently SA’s ambassador to Thailand, said police had been in possession of the witness statements since last week and the policeman who drove the van had still not been interviewed. He is apparently from the Cape, Gibson said.
“I am very unhappy about the fact that the policeman [present at the time of the attack] failed to intervene on the day or arrest the assailant and his accomplices.
“I am glad to say that the DA’s shadow minister of police Dianne Kohler Barnard and DA MPL Kate Lorimer are taking a keen interest in this case,” Gibson said.
Donald was discharged from a Joburg hospital.