He could face attempted murder charges for his assault
Down the Stairs
The man pushes Siba down the stairs, and she falls down face first, smashing her head into the floor with extreme force. He races down after her calling for an ambulance as well as saying that she’s okay. Siba seemed to be knocked unconscious by the blow.
Zanele Muholi posted video of the incident, writing, “One of my friends/ Inkanyiso crew members was pushed downstairs by the Airbnb owner where we stayed. He threw their belongings out … for few mins late checkout. She collapsed and ended up in hospital. She suffered internal injuries and bruises. Am so angry with this I couldn’t even sleep. This is racism and can’t be justified… violence on black bodies as you can see in this video.”
The Shocking Video
The woman was released from the hospital, but her attacker is not off of the hook. He may be tried for attempted murder charges. Airbnb official David King said, “‘We will take the strongest actions we can against such abhorrent conduct, including banning people for life from our platform and assisting law enforcement with their investigation and potential prosecution.”
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