Tempe commander in court for assault

2012-02-21 12:17
Bloemfontein - The new commanding officer of the Tempe military base in Bloemfontein has been arrested on assault charges, police said on Tuesday.

Captain Chaka Marope said Brigadier General David Cebeni, 47, was arrested on Sunday afternoon after a complaint was laid at the Park Road police station.

Cebeni appeared in court on Monday and the matter was postponed until April 6.

Marope said charges of common assault and the pointing of a firearm were being investigated against Cebeni. The complaints were laid by a woman.

Volksblad reported on Tuesday that the woman was allegedly a prostitute and that the incident happened after an argument over payment.

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