WATCH: Brawl breaks out at the Beerhouse

Justin Maroudas shows where the glass bottle hit his head, seriously injuring him.

Justin Maroudas found himself in a dangerous situation on the evening of Friday, 7 July at the Beerhouse in Fourways. 

According to Maroudas, a fight broke out and a man was seriously injured when he was stabbed in the face. When this happened, he decided to step in, in an attempt to calm the situation. This was when he was hit on the back of his head by a beer bottle.

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It can be seen on the CCTV footage that a woman, who was not involved in the bar fight, is shown flinging a glass bottle into the air. Maroudas said it was very clear that the woman had nothing to do with the argument, yet she threw the bottle anyway.

The bottle hit him on the head and left him injured and bleeding. Maroudas is back at work but is still shocked by the woman’s behaviour. “What if that bottle had seriously injured someone or, in fact, killed someone,” he said.

Fanent Zimba, general manager of the Beerhouse said, “We are assisting law enforcement… and have been asked not to release any information that could jeopardise the case as it is a pending investigation.”

Marco Lamberti, from Lamberti Attorneys, will be representing the woman who threw the bottle. Lamberti said if his client is charged with a crime, she intends to plead not guilty because she had no intention to harm anyone. “She did not know the identity of the person that sustained the injury and she is against violence,” he said.

Blood pours from Justin Maroudas’ head after a glass bottle that was thrown in the air at the Beerhouse, hit him on the head.

Lamberti explained that his client’s actions were part of an attempt to break up the fight. The bottle should have hit the ground but unintentionally hit the injured party. Lamberti is taking instructions to amicably settle the situation.  This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Marnelle Greyling
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