DJ Khomza accused of beating girlfriend with spanner gets bail
Ever heard of him?
Nope we hadn’t neither!
Well not until he made headlines but certainly not for his mixing skills.
Khombela ‘Dj Khomza’ Nthleko was arrested and appeared in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday accused of beating his girlfriend with a spanner. The poor girl landed up in hospital, understandably so.
He was granted bail of R 2,000 and has been told that he is not allowed to contact the victim, Siphesihle Nkosi at all. This was a condition of his bail.
DJ Khomza was also told that he needs to report to the Tembisa police station twice a week a was effectively not allowed to leave the area until the case was concluded.
The charge against Nthleko is attempted murder, malicious damage to property and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He told the court that he is the sole provider for his family, hence his bail being granted much to the dismay of the victim’s supporters.
A video of the attack was posted on a friend of Nkosi’s Facebook page which went viral along with images. One wonders if the police would have acted if this had not become a public outrage.
South Africa a violent nation
Sadly, violence and specifically violence against women has reached endemic levels in this country.
Simply put; not enough is being done to stop this culture of domestic violence and abuse.
A 2013 World health Organisation survey revealed that 50% of ALL women in South Africa have been subjected to some form of emotional and verbal abuse.
Unfortunately, we the public have become ambivalent to the regular horror stories of violent attacks in communities.
If a man picks up a spanner and hits a woman with it, what does that tell you about his state of mind and the severity of the violent action?
A friend of Nkosi claimed that DJ Khomza lied to the court about the number of gigs he plays per month saying, “he lied to the court saying that he only gets two gigs a month‚ this man has over four gigs a month‚”
The DJ Khomza case will resume trial on November 7.