An angry mob attacked a South African lawyer representing two men accused of murdering a little girl last week.
Defense Lawyer Nico du Plessis told reporters that he was dragged through the security gate of the courthouse in Tonga, east of Johannesburg where he was then beaten and kicked before police intervened.
Nico said, “Everybody was shouting, ‘Kill him! Kill him!”
Video footage posted by South Africa’s News24 showed Nico lying on the ground while onlookers and participants stood around him. One man could be seen pulling at Nico’s tie, another poking him with what appeared to be a stick.