South End townhouse resident now facing assault, damage charges
THE bitter feud between two neighbours at a South End townhouse complex continues unabated, with one of the men appearing in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of assault and malicious damage to property.
Jacques Gouws, 48, a retired policeman, also faces three civil claims lodged by his neighbour, Carel du Preez, 29, at the Port Elizabeth High Court following Gouws’s alleged assault on him in September last year.
Du Preez has also approached the body corporate of Neapolis, South End, where both live, to have a poster removed from Gouws’s window which he says constitutes hate speech.
The poster reads: “Crossdressing moffies are banned from knocking or loitering outside door. Will call SAPS.”
Both men, who live next door to each other, brought a number of court applications against each other last year in a bid to resolve the feud.
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