Tendai Ndoro is accused of assaulting his wife, Thando. This comes barely six months after the couple exchanged their vows at a traditional wedding.
He was arrested for allegedly strangling his wife and throwing a TV set at her. This saw him spending the weekend in jail.
Tendai faces charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Thando confirmed that she opened a case against her husband after he alleged;y tried to choke her. She went ahead to accuse him of having an affair with a prominent ANC member.
“He started changing around March this year. He would always get calls from girls here and there but it’s nothing I took seriously,” she shared. She said Tuesday’s fight was over car keys.
“He wanted the car keys and I didn’t give him because I was supposed to drop my son off at school.
“Pinned me on the bed and strangled me while he searched for the keys. He then picked up a TV and threw it at me but I managed to dodge it and it hit the wall,” she said.
“I called the police but they advised me not to open a case yet and talk things through with my husband.”
Thando said Ndoro called a family meeting, where he again lost his temper.
“He tried to make me sign documents stating that I was not his legal wife as we are only married traditionally. I refused to sign those documents and he lost his mind and threw a bottle of juice, which broke against the wall and pieces of broken glass hit some people in the room.”
The court granted him R1000 bail on Monday and the matter was postponed until later this month.
His lawyer Tshepo Moshoeshoe said Ndoro “was doing OK”.
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