In a case of violence against a spouse in Johannesburg. A woman was allegedly strangled into a coma by her husband. The victim, Nthabiseng Dikgale, has had several accounts of such domestic oppressions. But now the family of the victim is worried about her safety as Matome Jonas Dikgale, and the oppressor is out on bail.
He was granted bail on Thursday. The scared family and relatives of the victimized woman are talking about devising a plan to keep her safe. Monica Sitai, the victim’s sister, said, her family is very much worried.
“We are very much worried. The moment I got to know about the bail being accepted, I sent my sister a text message to let her know of the new situation. She was not happy with his bail as now. She is also concerned about her safety and the fact that he may try to attack her again shortly,” she said.
“Bail To Jonas”
Matome Jonas Dikgale had spent five months in jail after being held accountable for carrying out acts of violence and strangulation against his wife. The Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court granted him R50 000 bail.
Pet Pistorius, Matome’s advocate, told the court that he must be sent free on bail so that he can sort out his business affairs. Matome, 42 is the owner of Lemmon Peel, a communication and marketing solutions company.
His supporters came to the court with t-shirts saying ‘Bail for Jonas.’ While the ones on the side of Nthabiseng wore t-shirts saying, ‘No to bail, no to violence.’
Additional Charges On The Oppressor
In addition to the ongoing case on him, he is facing a total of six charges of violence. He had formerly been accused with a case of attempted murder, but that case against him now been withdrawn.
The case is continuing in court. The couple is in the middle of divorce too. The example will resume from next month onwards.