A Port Elizabeth businessman who apparently tore a section of a woman’s ear in an alleged assault was arrested on Tuesday night.
The 33-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and intentional damage to property.
Col. Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said the suspect was released on R500 bail the same night.
His identity is being withheld because he will only appear in court on June 30.
The victim, Josca Human, 25, who is also a radio announcer for a local Christian radio station, said the assault happened at about 11pm on Friday at the suspect’s home in Lorraine.
She says it wasn’t the first time.
“It’s like a light switch being pushed. Everything will be all right, then suddenly something will turn him off.
“It has nothing to do with drugs or alcohol, he doesn’t drink, he just has a problem with his temper.”
Although the incident was already on Friday night, a case was not reported to police until Tuesday.
Human claims she was threatened with death if she went to the police, and she was afraid to report the case.
“After all, he chased me to the house that night to make sure I didn’t go to the police. I was scared. ”
She also filed a charge of assault against him last year, but later withdrew.
“I was sorry for him then. He smacked my head and said it wouldn’t happen again. “
This time the suspect apparently showed no remorse and Human believes there is a possibility that he will hurt someone again.
“I have now decided to proceed with the case for justice. Hopefully, it also brings an end to his behavior. ”
When asked, Naidu said the suspect had a previous conviction of assault that happened in September 2013.