004Alberton Guest lodge manager Leslie Rabie viciously assaulted by black-racist guests: police refuse to investigate
Lesley Rabie, manager at Michelle Corporate Guest Lodge had her nose broken when guests assaulted her, on Saturday evening May 11.
17 May 2013 report by Look Local Malcolm Maifala – When Rabie noticed a number of cars come in to the lodge, she went out of her room to see what was going on as she suspected not all the people who came had booked in as guests. When approaching the visitors, she noticed they were preparing for a braai. “Guests need to make arrangements with the lodge should they wish to braai”, said Rabie.“When I told them what they were doing was not allowed, they accused me of “being racist, “a number of (black) men surrounded me, and the next moment, they hit me in the face with a stick.”Rabie’s boyfriend who was at the scene, intervened when he saw the men attack his girlfriend. Unfortunately that did not stop the men from causing more damage to the rest of the property.
When they called for help from the police, Rabie was not impressed by the conduct of the officers who came to their property.
She said, “The police came here and they did not take any statement or search for the weapon they used to hit me.“Two police officers from Alberton SAPS came to assist after my boyfriend called them. However, the one officer who admitted what was done to her was wrong was out-ranked by the younger police officer who carried on laughing with guests that assaulted me.”
When speaking to the police, they were under the impression the case was opened in Germiston and would have to be transferred to Alberton SAPS, because it is an Alberton case.A captain from Alberton SAPS captain visited the victim during the week, but did not take any statement.According to the lodge manager, “The investigating officer made an appointment with me, but he never came to the lodge.”