Black youths in South Africa attacked for utilizing the ‘whites solely’ pool

The internet has heated up over a disturbing video showing two black boys being attacked while enjoying the amenities of a South African resort, even though justice has already been delivered.

White adults cause frightening altercation

The incident happened on Christmas Day at the Maselspoort Resort & Conference Center near Bloemfontein in the Free State province.

While two black teenagers were enjoying the pool area, they were confronted by two adult men who appeared to be trying to kick them out.

A fight soon broke out. Others soon crowded around, but instead of calming matters down, things only escalated. From attempted choking to hair pulling, shoving and trying to hold one of the boys under water, the unacceptable situation showed the boys being put through the wringer as they tried to defend themselves.

The video was uploaded to social media by the boys’ sister, known on Twitter as @Tumii_Frost. She also notes with certainty that the teenagers “were attacked by these grown men because apparently they are not allowed in the pool as it is ‘white’ only here”.

You can watch part of the video below.

The public demands accountability

As the clip gained traction, Twitter users took to blaming the men for attacking the black teenagers. Remarkably, matters even escalated to the point that various South African authorities got wind of what had happened.

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EFF ground forces led by Provincial Chairman Cmsr @Liphoko_Coach and Secretary Cmsr @MMsimanga_B confront Rasicm in Maselspoort. Rasicm cannot continue to rear its ugly face in communities where the EFF exists.

— EFF Free State (@EFF_FreeState) December 26

MEC Mohale meets Maselspoort management after racism incident

@FSDESTEA MEC Makalo Mohale will today meet with Masselspoort management, the SAPS and the victims following an incident of racism at Maselspoort Resort in Bloemfontein Free State. @Tumii_Frost#FreeState#Racism

— Free State World (@FreeStateWorld1) December 26, 2022

Black Forum SA will ensure that these white racist criminals are arrested. We are a forum that stands against racism. We will task our lawyers with making sure justice is not only done, but done.#Racist #BLACKFORUMSA

— Black Forum South Africa (@BlackForumSA) December 26, 2022

According to Eyewitness News, a South African newspaper, the country’s tourism board has issued a statement criticizing the events.

“As a leader in the tourism sector, we do not encourage this type of behavior, whether by establishments or guests in a tourism or other hospitality industry. We call on all tourism businesses and product owners to take decisive action and take a stand against such incidents.”

Three arrests have been made in the case and one suspect faces charges of attempted murder

Thankfully, the hand of justice came quickly, as three suspects were held in custody until December 28. While two have been charged with mutual assault, one is being held on attempted murder.

JUST IN: Three people have been arrested in the attack at #MaselspoortResort. Johan Nel and Jan Stephanus van der Westhuizen have already appeared in court for joint assault and assault. The third suspect will appear in court tomorrow on attempted murder.@khanya_mntambo

— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) December 28, 2022

The boy’s sister confirmed this information via a Twitter thread.


UPDATE: After an additional charge was added, the investigative team worked around the clock to identify the suspects. We can confirm that three suspects have been arrested today, the first two to be arrested are from Bothaville and Brandfort respectively…

— TWIN FL🔥ME (@Tumii_Frost) December 28,


The third suspect, 48, from Bloemdal in Bloemfontein, was arrested just after 12pm and faces charges of attempted murder. He remains in custody and is expected to appear in Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

— TWIN FL🔥ME (@Tumii_Frost) December 28,


“This matter was deemed very sensitive, so we have urged our team to deal with it with the urgency it deserves,” said the provincial commissioner, Lt. Gen. Baile Motswenyane.


— TWIN FL🔥ME (@Tumii_Frost) December 28,

There are currently no further updates on the situation.

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