Van Niekerk in hospital – as posted on Facebook.
A patron of Babylon nightclub in Centurion has accused the club of allegedly doing nothing as he was severely beaten outside its doors.
Cor Van Niekerk of Pretoria has launched a Facebook campaign against the popular gay nightspot urging people to “stay away from Babylon unless you want to end up in Hospital”.
According to his reports posted on Facebook, Van Niekerk sustained a broken hip, severe bruising and lacerations and will apparently require six months of physiotherapy to fully recover.
Van Niekerk claims that, on Saturday 30 October, he was allegedly thrown out of the club by its bouncers after he had an argument with a straight man who accused him of flirting with his girlfriend.
Van Niekerk says that he was later attacked outside the club by the straight man and his friends as Babylon’s bouncers allegedly watched while laughing.
Babylon’s Bruce Walker told Mambaonline that Van Niekerk was heavily intoxicated on the night in question and was allegedly insulting people outside the venue and causing trouble.
“There’s three sides to every story. I am upset someone was assaulted in the car park but to say things that are just not true is not right,” said Walker
He also denied Van Niekerk‘s claim that Babylon – which also targets a straight clientele on Fridays under a different name – is owned by straight people.
Walker said that the incident was a matter for the centre’s security as it took place outside the club. He added that Babylon’s bouncers informed centre security as the incident was unfolding.
Attempts by Mambaonline.com to contact Van Niekerk directly were not successful at the time of writing.