After the video from a Spur restaurant in the Glen Shopping Centre went viral, really viral, much mystery has surrounded the identity of the man who behaved like a real doos.
I don’t how it’s possible, but if you missed that one you can watch the video HERE.
We know the guy behaved like a doos because there’s CCTV footage from before the initial video, which shows him grabbing Lebohang Mabuya’s child in a threatening manner before unleashing his verbal tirade (HERE).
We can also put a name to the face – Nico Viljoen – although finding him is proving tricky. TimesLive with this:
…his home town of Rustenburg, in North West, has closed ranks.
For two days residents of the town responded with closed doors and suspicion to efforts to track down the man in the video, who has been identified as Nico Viljoen.
They remained that way despite assurances that his whereabouts would not be divulged because of threats on social media.
The only details unearthed were where his girlfriend works and that he was a car salesman at a dealership in early 2015 in Rustenburg. Other than that, no one was going to tell anyone anything.
There was a “no comment” from a receptionist at the medical practice where Viljoen’s girlfriend is believed to work. His cellphone number did come to light eventually but that was a non-starter because it remained unanswered.
“We don’t know where he is” and “I haven’t seen him” were stock answers – even from those said to know him personally. Inquiries at any number of restaurants, car dealerships, gyms and even his last known address – where neighbours had not seen him for “a while” – proved fruitless.
I think we can all agree that Nico Viljoen should answer for his actions, but we also know what else is going to happen. You can bank on death threats, intimidation and charges being laid, and it’s only really the latter that achieves anything.
There needs to be accountability for behaviour like this, but we could do without the bloodlust that social media turns into.
While you’re here I would recommend that you watch this video, titled “#SpurVideo: Understanding the dynamics of power, privilege and race”, because it might just open your eyes a touch:
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