Police rescue woman from ex-lover

2011-11-04 07:08

 A woman and her children, aged seven and eight, were rescued by police from her ex-boyfriend who threatened to kill them after appearing in court on a charge of intimidation.

The 25-year-old woman was returning from the Ntuzuma Magistrates’ Court in Inanda, Durban, around 2pm yesterday when her ex-boyfriend confronted her, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The two appeared on a case of intimidation the woman opened against her 26-year-old ex-boyfriend.

While walking back home with her son and daughter, the man allegedly demanded that she accompany him to his home, Zwane said. “She refused and he beat her up in front of the children.”

As the kids tried to jump to their mother’s rescue, the man dragged her to his house to get an assegai.

He then took the three of them to the nearby bushes, threatening to kill them and commit suicide.

Zwane said police acted on a tip-off and pounced on the man before he could harm the three.

He was expected to face charges of abduction and assault in the Ntuzuma Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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