Justin Shonga was arrested and released on bail before being ordered to appear at the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday!rlando Pirates’ striker
The Sunday Sun reports that his girlfriend had him thrown in jail after she allegedly endured pain meted out by Justin Shonga’s hands.
Zinhle Khumalo pressed charges of assault against the footballer on Sunday at the Midrand cop-shop.
According to the paper (official records) state that Justin Shonga was arrested and released on bail before his court appearance, but he failed to pitch, leaving the court with option other but to issue a warrant for his arrest.
The paper reports that his girlfriend told the police that Justin Shonga turned her into a punching bag after she caught him with another woman at her complex.
According to her statement (seen by the paper), Zinhle suggests that the 23-year-old Justin Shonga lost his cool and beat her when she confronted him about the issue.
“On Sunday 25-05-2020 at about 00h20 early in the morning, I was at my complex, walking towards my house when I noticed my boyfriend, Mr. Shinga began assaulting me, with his open hands, pushed me and I fell on the couch where he continued beating me,” reads a statement seen by the paper.
The statement further reads: “By the time, I was crying for help. This went on until other people from our complex came to help me. Miss Sbongile Homu told Mr. Shonga to stop beating me or else she’ll call the police. Then, Mr. Shonga stopped beating me.”
Zinhle Khumalo said that the footballer told her there was no proof that he beat her.
The paper also reports that police spokesperson Kay Makhubele confirmed the case.
“It’s a domestic violence case opened in Midrand on 24 May around 4:20am at unit (number withheld) Sandridge Heights, Noordwyk.
“The victim, a female aged 27 years old, alleged she saw her boyfriend with another girlfriend and confronted him about the female he was with and an argument ensued. The boyfriend assaulted her in front of their child and she called the police and the suspect was then apprehended.”