Kloof man haunted by memories of New Year’s Day mass brawl in Umhlanga

pashi reddy umhlanga new year's day brawl

A Kloof man who says he was assaulted in a brawl at a fast food outlet in Umhlanga has told ECR Newswatch he has nightmares about the incident.

Several videos of the New Year’s Day scuffle have been shared on social media.

In one of them, Pashi Reddy is seen being manhandled by a group of men while his fiance screams at them to let him go.

Reddy, who took part in season 2 of My Kitchen Rules SA, says the men made reference to the programme and insulted him.

He says they grabbed him by his tie causing him to pass out.

“They spat on me and swore at me while I was passed out, Kim tried to resuscitate me, but luckily she removed my tie. If Kim didn’t remove my tie, I would be dead. We have reported to the police, we have opened a file in Durban North”.

Reddy says he and his fiance are still recovering from the ordeal.

“She has bruises all over her body. I’ve got scars on my legs and neck. My throat is swollen from the tissue damage to my neck. We haven’t been to work. It’s been absolutely traumatic for us and our family,” he said.

Durban North police have confirmed a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm has been opened.

Warning: Video contains violence

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