A homeless man who claims he was pepper-sprayed by an angry motorist is intent on laying criminal charges.

A picture taken moments after the man was allegedly sprayed, at a Claremont junction by Renee Venter last week, had been shared over 1000 times on Facebook by yesterday.

Thandabantu Plaatjie, 36, collects rubbish from passing motorists and disposes of it in return for “whatever they feel like”.

“I expected the motorist to give me money but he lowered his window and drenched me with pepper spray,” he said.

Venter said she was waiting in traffic when she saw the incident.

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