Alexandria man sentenced two years for assaulting ex-girlfriend
An Alexandria man was sentenced to two years direct imprisonment by the Paterson magistrate’s court on Wednesday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend with intent to do grievous bodily harm last year.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Majola Nkohli, the farm employee, Christopher Doli, 44, attacked and assaulted his ex-girlfriend with a stick after a child support argument on September 17.
He said acting Sarah Baartman District Commissioner, Brigadier John Lebok welcomed the sentence.
“The sentence is sending out a strong message to perpetrators of domestic violence, and simultaneously giving police renewed impetus to continue with their efforts to fight the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide,” Lebok said.
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