A few weeks ago two brothers, Neil and Eben Sonnekus were attacked at a Bloemfontein petrol station by an off-duty policeman, Christoffel Neuhoff. The security footage shows Neil getting knocked out after a punch from Neuhoff and then his brother taking some punishment too. The two brothers were waiting for their food order along with Neil’s boyfriend, when Neuhoff began attacking them, the brothers say. Neil spent a week in hospital, reports Jacaranda FM.
What is new to the case is that 2Oceans Vibe state that Neil Sonnekus is the owner of Cherry Media, the company involved in the exorbitant multi-million Rand government website for the Free State province.
Neuhof was arrested for intent to grievous bodily harm and was released on bail. His case resumes in May.