Cape Town man to hear fate in domestic worker case

2014-12-12 06:53
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Cape Town - The sentencing of a Cape Town salesman who called his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker a "kaffir" is expected to begin in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday.

On November 28 the court found Andre van Deventer guilty of assaulting Gloria Kente last June and spitting in her face at the Table View home he shared with his then girlfriend Mariechin Pienaar.

Kente previously told the court he grabbed her pyjamas, verbally assaulted her and spat in her face.

He admitted to the crimen injuria charge but denied assaulting her.

In October, he admitted on the stand that calling Kente a "kaffir" was unnecessary, but said he had been fuelled by anger.

At the time, he said he was angry when Kente interrupted him while he was drinking beer and trying to connect an electronic device to a television.

He said he used the racial insult to describe her during an argument with his ex-girlfriend. The intention had not been for Kente to hear him, even though he was screaming in the bedroom.

The Cape Town Equality Court, in a separate case involving the same incident, ruled on October 24 that Van Deventer pay Kente R50 000 in compensation.

During his last appearance the State proposed to magistrate Alta le Roux that Van Deventer receive correctional supervision instead of a jail term.

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