Journalist held for assault
Johannesburg - A journalist has been arrested in Motswedi, in North West, after apparently hitting his wife with a hammer and pouring paraffin over her, police said on Monday.
He did not set the paraffin alight, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.
A fight broke out between them when the wife arrived home late on Saturday, said Ngubane.
She suffered head injuries and was taken to a local hospital. She had since been discharged.
Ngubane said the woman apparently attended a stokvel meeting that night with the knowledge of her husband, but he accused her of infidelity.
The journalist was arrested on Sunday. Police were investigating a case of attempted murder.
He was expected to appear in the Motswedi Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.