On February 5, former football player Thandani Ntshumayelo appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. According to IOL, he faced a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Phindi Mjonondwane, the NPA spokesperson, said Ntshumayelo’s girlfriend laid a complaint against him. She said they were with his friends at his home on Friday when a fight between him and one of his friends ensued.
She tried to intervene in an attempt to calm him.
“Ntshumayelo then allegedly became aggressive to her, slapped her in the face, grabbed her by her head and hit it against the wall. She further alleges he then pushed her to the ground,” Mjonondwane said.
Ntshumayelo was released on R1,000 bail, and the case was postponed to April 4 for further investigation.
Last year in June, former Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch was found guilty of ‘assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
His former girlfriend, Fundiswa Nokuphiwa Mathithibala, was visiting Lorch when he left her at his home to go out with his friend.
After noticing it was late, she said she messaged him to return her car keys.
On arrival, an argument ensued, and Lorch became violent towards her and started to strangle her and beat her while pulling her up and down. She called for help, and his friend came to her rescue.
“The accused did not have any injuries which meant that he was the aggressor. The accused and his witness did not create a good impression in court and appeared to be not credible witnesses,” said the NPA at the time.
The Mamelodi Sundowns player was ordered to pay R100k to the People Opposing Women Abuse group.
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