K-word man appears for violating correctional supervision

2015-06-22 14:40
Andre van Deventer. (<a href="https://twitter.com/Lynne_Joy" target="_blank">Lynne Joy Arendse, Twitter</a>)

Andre van Deventer. (Lynne Joy Arendse, Twitter)

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Cape Town- A court has found that a man convicted of assaulting and calling his ex-girlfriend’s domestic worker a “kaffir”, indeed breached his correctional supervision conditions.

Andre van Deventer, 37, was sentenced in February to two years of house arrest and 70 hours of community work in the service of black women.

He was previously found guilty of assaulting 50-year-old Gloria Kente and spitting in her face in 2013 at the home he shared with his then girlfriend Mariechin Pienaar in Table View, Cape Town.

Between February and this month, he missed 11 days of community service. In addition, officials could not access his Durbanville house on four occasions and he missed two appointments with his officer, and one appointment with a departmental psychologist.

He received a verbal warning in February, a written warning in March and a final warning in April.

These revelations were part of his correctional supervision officer’s report, read out in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning. Van Deventer’s lawyer said they did not dispute the report.

Prosecutor Leon Snyman read the report out as part of a legal application for the court to rule on an alternative sentence.

“In light of this, the court finds that the accused in this matter is not fit to be subjected to correctional supervision,” Magistrate Alta le Roux said.

Van Deventer looked the worse for wear in the dock with an unshaved face and slimmer figure. He kept his handcuffed hands clasped in front of him.

The court heard he was referred to the SA National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence in March, but only attended five sessions. He apparently told his social worker he was still attending.

He also failed to attend a follow-up appointment at Stikland Hospital in May, where he had been an outpatient.

Snyman said van Deventer was apparently admitted to Karl Bremer Hospital on May 27 and released on June 2, but he did not inform the department about this nor provide proof.

The matter continues. 

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