The Democratic Alliance condemns in the strongest terms the violent incident of racial abuse by four white males perpetrated against a black couple at the KFC drive through in Montana, Tshwane.

Jacob Sono and his wife Dudu were assaulted and threatened with a firearm.

In a democratic and constitutional dispensation, there is no room for racism and no person should live in fear of abuse based on the colour of his or her skin.

The DA commends the SAPS for their swift response to this crime, as all four of the alleged perpetrators have been arrested.

The DA will monitor the progress of this case and offer support. The law must now be allowed to follow its course for justice to be served to the Sono family.