Two lawyers have offered their expertise for free to the security guard who was recently run over at a shopping centre in Stellenbosch. Advocate Andre Bezuidenhout, who is a Stellenbosch resident, expressed his shock over the incident.

A 38-year-old man has since handed himself over to police and faces an attempted murder charge, notes a News24 report.

‘I think everybody in Stellenbosch is just outraged as to the audacity of this motor vehicle driver to have committed this insane act,’ said Bezuidenhout, who practises from Pitje Chambers in Johannesburg and is a member of the Johannesburg Bar.

‘We are shocked by this conduct, to act this callous in open daylight... total disrespect of a human being, for life and for pedestrians.’

Bezuidenhout and Basil de Sousa, of Abrahams & Gross Attorneys, were offering their services pro bono for ‘defenceless people against such reprehensible conduct’.

In the video, which went viral on social media, the driver of a white bakkie can be seen talking to the security guard outside a shopping complex. The interaction goes on for a few seconds, before the driver runs over the security guard in full view of the people in the parking lot.

When Bezuidenhout asked whether the guard needed medical support, he was told that he had been discharged from hospital, but was traumatised.

Full News24 report

Video of incident