Isibaya actor accused of assaulting his wife

By Shanaaz Prince
05 May 2016

Various reports allege that Andile and his wife became involved in a heated argument before he punched her and stormed out of their home in Randburg.

Isibaya star Andile Gumbi was arrested for allegedly punching his wife. The actor, who plays the role of Zweli on the Mzansi Magic soapie, was confirmed by police spokesman Daniel Mavimbela to have been arrested and charged with assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Festive season is heating up! Me & my wife off to celebrate our December holidays! #KeDezembaBoss #Gumbination

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Various reports allege that Andile and his wife became involved in a heated argument before he punched her and stormed out of their Douglasdale home in Randburg, only to return the following day with another woman, whom he is believed to be having an affair with.

Read more: Generations The Legacy actress ‘kills schoolgirl in car crash’ Upon finding his home locked, he reportedly then broke the door down, further assaulted his wife and proceeded to pack his belongings. Head of Public Relations: Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, Nondumiso Mabece, confirmed that they are aware of the allegations against the star, who is also known for his performance in Broadway's The Lion King.

My wife & I. #Gumbination

A photo posted by Andile Zam Gumbi (@azamgumbi) on

"The matter regarding Andile Gumbi and his wife has come to our attention. The channel and production company are engaging with him and his wife on this matter," she told YOU. "As a channel we stand against physical abuse of any kind and we will allow the internal engagement as well as the legal process to guide appropriate further action."

#NuffSaid #gumbination

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A case was opened at the Douglasdale Police station and Andile was arrested and appeared in Randburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The case has been postponed pending further investigation.

Additional sources: www.timeslive.co.za; www.sowetanlive.co.za

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