A shocking incident left South Africans furious this week after a motorist witnessed a man throwing a toddler out of his BMW next to a busy highway on the R21.
According to the Facebook post. Richard Potgieter (28), a former security manager and a friend were on their way to Boksburg from Kempton Park when they recorded the incident on the vehicles dash cam.
The post quickly went viral getting over 1,000 shares in less than 4 hours. He has since spoken to reporters about what he saw.
The man threw the girl, who can’t be much older than one, on the grass next to the highway and climbed back into his silver BMW
Around eight vehicles, including us, stopped on the scene. When the man saw all the cars, he ran back to get the child and sped off
Richard added there was a female in the passenger seat but did not get out the vehicle during the incident.
One driver made an attempt to chase the man but was unsuccessful.
It was terrible to witness
said Potgieter, who is the father of a three-year-old.
I was so angry and disappointed that I cried
Since the viral post a case has been oppened and an attempt to track down the driver of the BMW is underway.
The original post reads.
Please Share this so this guy can be found. It’s very rare I make things on my wall visible to the public.
On Saturday I was driving along the r21 (on the dashcam I’m the one in the white FJ cruiser) and a white male in a white/silver BMW very aggressively took his baby that can’t be more than a year old out of the car and threw her onto the grass next to the highway. He went back to the driver’s side but by this time at least 8 of us had stopped to see if the baby was OK. He then just as aggressively threw the baby in the car. It all happened so fast when we all stopped, none of us managed to get the registration.
Maybe someone recognises this family? The little baby was wearing a little white dress with possibly red apples or flowers on. He threw her on the side of the highway like it was a trash bag.
The footage has been included below. Anyone with information please contact local authorities.