South Africa’s star cyclist Nicholas Dlamini was brutally assaulted by South Africa National Parks rangers on the Table Mountain National Park, in Cape Town.
SANParks confirmed that a cyclist suffered a broken arm after he resisted arrest at the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).
It is alleged that a cyclist had entered Gate 1 of the Silvermine section without paying the conservation fee nor showing proof of activity permits when requested,
“ … Upon investigating and finding the cyclist who could not produce his entry ticket or a valid activity permit, the situation spiralled causing the suspect to injure himself during the ordeal,” said SANParks head of communications Rey Thakhuli.
X-ray images of the cyclist broken arm were shared which highlighted how brutal the incidence was that further has potential to kill the cyclist Tokyo 2020 Olympic hopes.
Several people took to social media to voice their concern and disapproval at the conduct of the South African National Parks rangers and also shared their horrendous tales of ill treatment at the hands of these parks and wildlife authorities.
Watch some of the reactions below.
By Gerald Dandah