Entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo has responded to allegations that he bodily assaulted his wife which resulted in him being arrested.
The City Press reported that the favored businessman spend an evening in jail after he allegedly beat up his wife at their Dainfern residence in Johannesburg on 4 December 2021.
The publication reported that the altercation occurred after the motivational speaker cancelled his journey to Dubai, claiming he dragged his wife off the bed and informed her to pack and depart his residence.
In the police report seen by the newspaper, the wife alleged Thembekwayo had slapped her, dragged her down the steps and drove her to Midrand.
When he stopped by the site visitors gentle, she allegedly jumped out of the automobile and ran to the police. She has opened a case of frequent assault in opposition to him on the Douglasdale Police Station.
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Vusi was reportedly arrested and launched on bail on 5 December and appeared briefly within the Randburg Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Wednesday, 6 December.
Vusi responded in a statement confirming his court docket look. He stated his household goes by means of a “tough interval” which resulted in him being off social media for per week to cope with the non-public household matter.
“To handle the news first-hand I can affirm that I flew again to South Africa on 6 December 2021 — from a world journey to take care of a state of affairs pertaining to my wife and her long-standing battle with substance abuse. The matter appeared in court docket this week and has been remanded and is being defended. At all occasions, I’ve cooperated with legislation enforcement to resolve this matter courteously and expeditiously.
“As it stands I keep my innocence and can show this within the applicable discussion board and belief the justice division to cope with it accordingly,” he wrote.
The writer then said he’s an advocate for gender-based violence and advocate for equality. “I imagine my document speaks for itself on this regard. I need to state that I’ve persistently maintained my household and private life as a matter of privateness and by no means sought to make a public spectacle of my household and subsequently be sure that it’s stored separate from my profession.”
Twitter customers did react to the report and Thembekwayo’s assertion.