Heinous attacks on partners
KwaNonqaba police are investigating two serious incidents of assault against women which took place this past weekend.
Probably the worst of the two cases of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm took place in Gentswana Street in KwaNonqaba.
The victim was visiting a tavern when the suspect walked up to her and forcefully removed her to his dwelling.
Once home, he repeatedly assaulted the woman by hitting her with a belt, stabbing her on her feet with a knife and burning her with a hot electric iron on her forehead, face and body. The suspect then locked the women, who apparently was naked by that time, in the dwelling and went to sleep. She apparently begged him to let her go but he refused. An eyewitnesses later noticed a continuation of the assault on the naked woman in the street. The woman was hospitalised and treated for her injuries. The victim has since requested the police to retract the case as she is leaving Mossel Bay and intends never to return.
* The KwaNonqaba police are investigating a separate incident of grievous assault in Adriaans Road. In this case the suspect arrived home from work and questioned his partner about her whereabouts during the day. He discounted the victim's response and accused her of lying. He then accused her of having relations with other men, whereafter he repeatedly slapped her and hit her with a fist. He also assaulted their nine-month-old baby by shaking the child. The victim has indicated she intends to apply for a protection order. Anyone with information on the above cases is requested to contact the KwaNonqaba police investigating unit (044 606 5600).