Fri Oct 31 12:28:09 SAST 2014

Bonang gives Euphonik free pass

Sep 10, 2012 | KHETHIWE CHELEMU |

SOCIALITE and radio and TV personality Bonang Matheba and her popular DJ ex-boyfriend Euphonik have reached an out-of-court settlement following their highly publicised domestic abuse fallout in May.

OUCH! Bonang Matheba shows her assault injuries. Picture by Bafana Mahlangu
OFF THE HOOK: DJ Euphonik, real name Themba Nkosi won't have to face charges of assault. Picture by Bafana Mahlangu

 Drops assault charges against him 

The charges of assault against the 5FM and club DJ, real name Themba Nkosi, were withdrawn in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday after Matheba's withdrawal statement was handed to the court.

Magistrate Vincent Pienaar took less than two minutes to wrap things up. Matheba was not present.

In her statement asking for the charges to be withdrawn, she stated: "The matter will be resolved privately. There is no need to prosecute this matter further."

The bubbly presenter stated that she hadn't made her statement under duress.

"I have not been forced or intimidated to withdraw this matter in any way, either by the accused or by someone else," she said.

Matheba further stated that she was satisfied with the investigations of the case so far.

Matheba, who is known as Queen B, lodged criminal and domestic violence cases against Nkosi after he allegedly assaulted her on May 28.

Nkosi had allegedly broken a window of her Sandton apartment, pulled her to the floor and assaulted her by pulling her hair and hitting her in the face with a cellphone. She had allegedly angered Nkosi by failing to close the gate behind her when she left his Westdene, Joburg home.

She sustained injuries to her upper left eye and a swollen lower lip.

Barely three months after the assault, Matheba and Nkosi were engaged in settlement negotiations through their lawyers.

chelemuk@sundayworld.co.za

Comments

Fri Oct 31 12:28:09 SAST 2014 ::

COMMENTS [ 24 ]

    Sep 10, 2012

    Nosi20

    Papage you are just as sick as him.... You are clearly insecure and have no backbone... cant handle the pressure and you see woman as things to take out your frustrations.... SIS!!! and if Euphonik or the likes of you ever fought with a man you run first.... cowards!!!!
    Sep 12, 2012

    dijefiz1

    I'll have to agree to disagree with you, yes they need some beating but in other way i hope you get my point...
    by the way beaten is not the solution
    Oct 15, 2012

    somaartakeit

    Reading remarks by violent males as yourself, am not surprised that SA is on par with Afghanistan ito violence against women and children, both males in both countries have issues of insecurities underachievers who take their frustration on the weak.

    As for Bonang, I don't have problems with her dropping the charges but she really needs to understand that judges hands are full with real cases of real victims of violence, for her its a play play thing to solicit public sympathy and attention, in the process this kind of charlatans are wasting courts times, time which should be used on real victims of real violence. Bonang like Tina enjoy being abused, its the only way they get public attention.
    Oct 15, 2012

    somaartakeit

    like that girl who is going out with jub jub who is always on the press as some kind of a victim of jub jub and yet she doesn't move out of a violent situation, but never fails to update the public through media what a sad victim she is, I don't feel sorry for these women, I just wish they not waste courts time with their BS lifestyles, cause really SAn courts are backlogged course judges time is wasted on BS like these females when they should be concentrating on convicting rapists of children and murderers.
    Oct 15, 2012

    somaartakeit

    DoubleThink SAn women need to have self respect, they need to know that violence is a form of degradation, and they must say NO to that and they must mean it if they are to send a clear a message to the beasts abusing them,

    Celebrities (God knows why they are called that) are not role models, mothers and fathers are (should be role models) to their children, cause our children will demonstrate what they experience at home,

    I say women must honour themselves with respect. when you are being abused you are being disrespected it your sole responsibility and duty to yourself to remove yourselves from such a relationship. Being in love doesn't mean you have to tolerate abuse, pain.

    I don't care nor do I feel sorry for Bonang and other females like her cause it is clear to me that she has no self respect, she thrives on being humiliated so she can portray herself as a victim, and in the process wastes everyone else time for a self inflicted situations. I am only mad about her wasting the courts time, for the rest she can enjoy being a punch bag and see where that leads her. Foolish female with all education her parents provided her with, she still remains a sucker, truly education is wasted on some.
    Sep 13, 2012

    Wooooooowwzaaa!!!

    We need more of you kind! Keep it up!
    Oct 15, 2012

    somaartakeit

    @MsEscobar, you know the problem of violence (domestic abuse) in SA reflects backgrounds of where these violent males come from, if a child witness/experiences violence in their developmental stages chances are they will see violence as a normal way of life, I blame mothers who remain in abusive relationship, for by tolerating violence you send message to your children that being disrespected and degraded is a way ok.

    If ALL women rejected violent spouses, do you think that men would dare to abuse them? in developed countries violent males know that hey will not be in relationship cause in developed countries women want and expect to be treated with respect, and the police also act swiftly against violence.

    Until such time when SAn women say NO to VIOLENCE and mean it, only then will they be free from these beasts who are abusing them. Also women must have discussion with male members within their families and explain to them that violence is not acceptable, lets not defend our violent family members cause by so doing we extend cycle of violence.
    Sep 10, 2012

    Nosi20

    Oh poor g-string... you must have seen a lot of this back at home when you were growing up, neh? that is why you think its cool.... shame!
    Oct 15, 2012

    somaartakeit

    LoL!
    Oct 15, 2012

    somaartakeit

    @uMnuz inderdaad and a waste of tax payers money and courts time, cause judges are paid to preside over cases which later turn out to be a joke like this.

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