By Kaya 959 Reporter
Willard Katsande was reportedly left bloodied after being assaulted in an ugly road rage incident over the weekend. The motorist who sped off has been successfully apprehended. This after Willard managed to take down the vehicle’s number plate.
The former Kaizer Chiefs hard-tackling midfielder Willard Katsande was allegedly ambushed and assaulted by an unknown man in a road rage incident on Saturday night in Roodepoort on the West Rand.
— Tlholo_Modiba (@MALORO2) August 22, 2021
Katsande was travelling home after making his debut for new club Sekhukhune United against Chippa United on Saturday when he was violently attacked in Roodepoort.
He was released by Kaiser Chiefs before the start of the new DStv Premiership season this month.
The 35-year-old immediately opened a case of common assault and malicious damage to property at the Honeydew Police Station.
According to the City Press Katsande’s statement to the police shed light into the altercation which was allegedly sparked by a man in a white Ford EcoSport who showed him the “middle figure” while driving on Hendrick Potgieter and Peter roads.
“White male came out of his vehicle and hit me with his fists on my head. He also break (sic) my right window and right side mirror on my vehicle. He hit my vehicle with his foot on the side. The total value of the damage is R50 000,” reads the police statement.
According to Kick Off, damage to Katsande’s vehicle is estimated to be estimated at around R50 000. Investigations into the case are now under way, although the suspect immediately fled the scene.
Incident happened 5 days ago and after damaging the car and causing bodily harm to Mr Katsande, the motorist sped off but thankfully Willard managed to take down the vehicle’s number plate….Bosso is well and seeks justice.
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) August 31, 2021
Katsande still featured for Sekhukhune in their 2-0 win at Maritzburg United as an early second-half substitute recently. He joined Sekhukhune during the current transfer window after spending a decade at Kaizer Chiefs.
Boss Ya Mboka!
Tribute to our soldier @WillardKatsande. Thank you for your dedication to the brand over the years. We salute you and will remember you for your contribution to the Gold & Black!
You will always be an Amakhosi!
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) July 29, 2021
Junior Khanye say Katsande and Mazinyo must go 😂😂 and they must go. pic.twitter.com/mOGdQ1NB6u
— Nosphiwe (@nosphiwevixen) September 9, 2020