Woman guilty of nightclub shoe assault

2012-01-19 10:25

Pretoria - A young woman who sprayed another woman with pepper spray and then attacked her with a high-heeled shoe, on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the Pretoria Regional Court to a charge of assault with the intention of causing grievous bodily harm.

Meryl  Lotriet, 23, from Pierre van Ryneveld, Centurion, explained in court documents that she had intended to injure Nelly Dean, 41.

Lotriet was found guilty.

Her lawyer, Peet du Plessis, read Lotriet’s plea explanation to the court. In it, she stated that she was in a nightclub in Menlyn in eastern Pretoria on August 1, 2010.

“At about 01:30, the accused and the complainant had an argument followed by the assault,” explained Du Plessis.


It appeared that the row between the two women had started in the club’s bathroom.

Lotriet left the bathroom and realised her bracelet was missing.

She apparently turned around and confronted Dean outside the bathroom and the complainant then allegedly swore at her.

The younger woman took out her pepper spray and took off her shoe.

According to the medical report, Dean arrived at a hospital’s casualty unit covered in blood.

She had deep cuts - one of them measuring 8cm - on her chest, and smaller ones on her stomach.

State prosecutor Vleis van Zyl asked that proceedings were postponed to March for pre-sentencing reports.

Lotriet was released on a warning.

  • ryanwiblin - 2012-01-19 10:34

    jussum... lekka skurf ne....

      Silver - 2012-01-19 11:14

      Lyk my die Pretoria oos poppies het so bietjie Danville in hulle. Aaaaaii die Lynnwood madams.

      aspruyt - 2012-01-19 12:17

      from Pierre van Ryneveld, Centurion

  • procold2 - 2012-01-19 10:36

    sho and she admits she wanted to hurt her,dangerous bokkie.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-19 11:50

      I want to ask this girl out...out of our gene pool

  • john.h.viljoen - 2012-01-19 10:37

    sorry but that's really funny!lol

      Bigrp - 2012-01-19 10:48

      Agree John, I wasn't sure whether I should be shocked or laugh...took the latter option!

  • Janice - 2012-01-19 10:38

    Cat fight, hahahaha

  • Oscar - 2012-01-19 10:40

    Meryl, will you please be my body guard? LOL

      rbphiri - 2012-01-19 11:57

      bracelet guard

  • antonotto1981 - 2012-01-19 10:43

    Danville.... Klein Japan..... Danville... Maar Sannie willie.

      rita.dutoit1 - 2012-01-19 10:45

      antonetto1981 toe Centurion en nie Danville nie en 'n klub in die ooste!

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:54

      Lekker zef, hoog op tik en haarspry

  • logical007 - 2012-01-19 10:43

    What was the argument actually about - did Dean steal the bracelet or not???? Sounds like a possible storyline for a new soapie!!!!

      Henk - 2012-01-20 08:47

      The bracelet probaly fell off on the dance floor. This chic only realized it when she left the bathroom, and accused the first person around. The accused stripped her moer and went berserk, and so would I. After all, you don't take off your bracelet when you go for a pee and give someone the opportunity to nick it.

      Trudie - 2012-03-09 09:08

      Bracelet never fell, i witnessed it all. call the bouncers, pity i didnt know about court case.

  • Sunett - 2012-01-19 10:43

    OMW...! That's funny! Not for the poor woman who was attacked, but the whole thing is hilarious! Oi, brandewyn het nie brieke nie... Lol!!

  • Francois - 2012-01-19 10:47

    If the shoe fits......

      Silver - 2012-01-19 11:15

      ... swing it?

      rbphiri - 2012-01-19 11:54

      probably took the shoe from cinderella

  • Siso - 2012-01-19 10:47

    Jelousy, jelousy!!!

      rbphiri - 2012-01-19 11:57

      This woman has no SOLE lol

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:55

      RPhiri - good one, she lost her shoe SOLE

  • Bryan - 2012-01-19 10:47

    Nothing good ever happens after 1am. All the decent women go home and you are left scraping the bottom of the barrel.

      nokuthandwa - 2012-01-19 12:06

      LOL, sad but true

      Lana-May - 2012-01-19 12:57

      Couldnt have said it better!

  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-19 10:48

    Did she steal the bracelet or not?

      Henk - 2012-01-20 08:48

      Most probably not. Read my post above.

  • Assis - 2012-01-19 10:51

    Her shoes are to die for.

      Francois - 2012-01-19 10:56

      Very funny!!

      Oscar - 2012-01-19 11:37

      very funny!!!

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:55

      Was it a eight inch or a six inch

  • Schmee - 2012-01-19 10:54

    Needs therapy to control that anger.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-19 11:55

      shoe management. her shoes are from all walks of violent life

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:56

      Her shoes were made for whacking ...

      Lana-May - 2012-01-19 13:02

      @ Fenderbender.... ur hilarious!

      Susan - 2012-01-19 15:09

      @ Fenderbender - excellent!

  • Brent - 2012-01-19 10:56

    Jerry!, Jerry!, Jerry......

      rbphiri - 2012-01-19 11:56

      Now we can not walk a mile in her shoes since the courts are using them as evidence

  • Piet - 2012-01-19 10:57

    Typical Blue Bulls white trash behaviour.

      E=MC2 - 2012-01-19 11:47


      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:57

      Piet tell that to Bakkies, I dare you

      phoenix3670 - 2012-01-20 04:39

      Piet, that's a very generalised statement and being a Blue Bulls supporter has absolutely nothing to do with the incident. You're actually a total idiot

      Schmee - 2012-01-20 07:41

      Ja Piet I agree, you would never find a Sharks supporter behaving that way. Bwah haa haa haa

  • Jason - 2012-01-19 11:04

    jinne, classy chicks in Pretoria hey!!

  • Paul - 2012-01-19 11:07

    And this is news why?

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:57

      Malema is on holiday

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-01-19 11:07

    Them Bitches be crazy!!!

  • Fred - 2012-01-19 11:18

    is it just me wondering what a 40 year old is doing clubbing @ 1 in the morning? whats the clubs name, cougar valley?

  • jaz82 - 2012-01-19 11:20

    Must have been Jimmy Choo, otherwise it was a ghetto smack

      makesuthink - 2012-01-19 14:50

      NO it was Jimmy Shoe

  • pvuuren - 2012-01-19 11:30

    "She apparently turned around and confronted Dean outside the bathroom and the complainant then allegedly swore at her. The younger woman took out her pepper spray and took off her shoe." Off with just a warning????, now in my wildest dreams i would never have thought to take off my Shoe, I would've just used my nails and fists, witch means - it is not the first time that THIS girl has done this before - she should have gotten 5-10jrs just for being a Common-tart...

      John - 2012-01-19 12:47

      She hasn't been sentenced yet.... thats March. i.e. Out without paying bail.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-01-19 11:46

    LOL!! talk about common!

  • Peter - 2012-01-19 12:53

    Pretty violent. Silly little girl. Criminal record ...... was it really worth it ... I think not.

  • Lana-May - 2012-01-19 12:55

    Classy...... What's a 41 year old doing in a club anyway...??

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-19 12:58


      Lana-May - 2012-01-19 13:01

      White trash giving the rest of the Centurion girls a bad name...

      Deon - 2012-01-19 13:18

      Playing the field? Life starts at 40 for some.

      phoenix3670 - 2012-01-20 04:44

      Since when are clubs limited to under a certain age? Why shouldn't a 41 year old be in a club. The article didn't state whether she was with someone or not and who are you to make that decision? And a 23 year old attacking someone at that time of the morning - maybe it was after bedtime for the little girl and she missed her curfew!!!!!!!!

  • Tsholofelo - 2012-01-19 15:10

    ijooo 8cm???my word

  • Toni Skopelitis - 2012-01-19 16:26

    There is always two sides to every story! A young girl, who is still weak and innocent assaulting an older woman and for no reason? Highly unlikely. I know Meryl and she is not at all aggressive and was actually assaulted and robbed by dean first! Hitting her was self defense! Pity there were no witnesses in the bathroom.. No proof.. a simple case of she said he said! A 41 year old women shouldn't even be in a club!

      fred.gillespie1 - 2012-01-20 01:32

      Strange that the attack happened almost an hour later???

      phoenix3670 - 2012-01-20 04:41

      Why shouldn't a 41 year old be in a club?

      Silvana - 2012-01-20 10:16

      @Toni. Has Meryl given you a "skop" that you're defending her? As you say there were no witnesses but according to the report, Meryl said the other woman swore at her (not assaulted). Meryl also said that she wanted to hurt the other woman. I think you're under Meryl's heel.

  • Amien - 2012-01-19 16:59

    wheres the bracelet????

  • fred.gillespie1 - 2012-01-20 01:29

    I have read the comments. I have to say that I find most of them disgusting. You are talking about my fiance. The whole story is twisted in the article. There was no bracelet involved. Do you have any idea what it feels like for a mother of 2 children to lie in bed not being able to care for her kids??? Im not going to go into too much detail, but I need to say that this article is keeping us awake.. So much for fair reporting.. The villain is the hero..

      Schmee - 2012-01-20 07:34

      You know what Fred, IT IS NEVER OKAY TO HIT SOMEONE!!!! Let that be a lesson to Meryl. It's not okay for a man to hit a woman or another man for that matter. And it's not okay for a woman to hit a man or another woman. It is also not okay for you to hit ANY children. Why do you think there is so much violence in this world. At what stage do people stop hitting each other??? I don't care what either side of the story is. Fact is IT IS NOT OKAY TO HIT SOMEONE!!!

      Toni Skopelitis - 2012-01-20 08:55

      She was not much of a mother for her two kids when she decided to leave them wherever and go off partying in a nightclub till the early hours of the morning, and then it was not a problem that their mother was not around! And u two only started dating after the whole incident took place, so will you ever know if she told you the truth of what really happened? And why she was there with two men? If Meryl went into the bathroom first and she followed behind, who went to look for the trouble?

      Debbie - 2012-01-20 16:17

      Ooooh Skattie, maar die hele familie lyk asof hulle uit Danville uitgegooi is... Not much of a mother if u ask me.. those poor kids... Wag maar Freddy boy, tot sy jou whack, dan sien ons what song ur dancing to!!

      Trudie - 2012-03-09 09:18

      danville does not accomodate deans' class.. please do not insult danville

  • MoAfrika - 2012-01-20 09:12

    Crazy teef!

  • Arthur - 2012-01-20 09:19

    AND...what happened to the missing bracelet??

  • Silvana - 2012-01-20 10:02

    LOL must be a classy club. Wonder if they found the bracelet on Nelly Dean.

  • Trudie - 2012-03-09 09:15

    i believe that dean was previously up for cellphone theft and assault. what are the chances that she is not wearing the bracelet proudly, sorry im not convinced. thats what happens to old witches assaulting youngsters, got what she went looking for..

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