Tokyo denies physically abusing wife

2013-02-13 08:26
Tokyo Sexwale. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Tokyo Sexwale. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale has denied his wife Judy’s claim that he physically abused her as she has claimed in court documents for their divorce proceedings in the South Gauteng High Court.

The minister’s wife accused him of “physical, verbal, psychological and emotional abuse and cruelty” in a sworn statement that was handed in along with divorce documents, reported Beeld.

According to South African law, parties in divorce proceedings are not allowed to reveal details about the case.

But Sexwale asked his lawyer, Billy Gundelfinger, to name him in public as a party to the divorce proceedings.

“Sexwale has dismissed the accusations against him as nonsense,” said Gundelfinger.

“It is also untrue that she doesn’t have money and has to stay in a small flat.

“Sewale made a payment of several million into her account. These are the statements of a rich woman who does have the ability to pay for her own accommodation.”

Judy Sexwale’s legal representative said her client stood by her claims that Sexwale had abused her even if he denied it.

The minister served divorce papers on his wife last year, after which she accused him of abuse and demanded a house of R70m, a new car of at least R1m every five years and R50 000 maintenance for each of their two children.

- News24
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