Man attacks family

2016-02-16 06:00

A 43-year-old man is facing six criminal charges after allegedly beating his wife, in-laws and a neighbour and setting their shacks on fire.

The attack happened after the man was arrested for assaulting his wife.

He was granted R500 bail in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court earlier in February on condition that he had to refrain from communicating with his wife or going to her house. He also had to present himself to the commander of Eerste River police station every day.

Three days after getting out on bail he allegedly assaulted his wife, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law and a neighbour.

Three more cases were opened against him – one of domestic violence and two of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

In the early hours of last Monday he allegedly set the shacks that they live in on fire. Fortunately no-one was injured by the fire, except the dog.

The man fled, but members of the community informed the police when he came back to the area.

Lieutenant Ntomboxolo Nqunqeka, Wynberg police spokesperson, says he was arrested after the police got the tip-off.

“He is facing six charges – five of them are assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one is of arson. He appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court immediately after he was arrested,” she says.

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