WHAT started out as love ended up in blood and tears! When Tshepo Sithole-Modisane and Thobajobe “Thoba” Sithole-Modisane tied the knot in KwaZulu-Natal last year it was all over the news.
But hardly a year after their wedding, the couple have split. After a big blow-up last month one of them moved out of the house. According to court papers, Thoba assaulted Tshepo in their matrimonial house in Buccleuch, Joburg.
Tshepo said in a statement that he arrived home on 27 March and Thoba started beating him up.
Said Tshepo: “He punched me in the mouth. He also bit my right thumb. The neighbours came to help me. I then went to the police and reported the matter. I opened a case of domestic violence.”
Tshepo further told the cops that after opening the case, he went to hospital. But it wasn’t the first time Thoba subjected him to brutal assault.
“In February 2013, he punched me. It happened again in June/July 2013. He hit me and smashed my head against the wall. I had to go to hospital.” Tshepo said his head was stapled and he also sustained injuries to his mouth.
Tshepo said: “Thoba promised to change his ways but keeps abusing me.”
Despite opening a criminal case against Thoba, Tshepo also obtained a protection order against him. Tshepo wants the court to order Thoba to pay rent of R3 250 a month and also buy groceries. Thoba’s phone rang unanswered this week. – Sunday Sun