Cape Town Businessman in court for viral video of him beating his wife

A disturbing video has emerged of a prominent Cape Town businessman beating his wife in bed has emerged on social media.

According to AfriForum, who will be representing the mother and child, the surveillance footage would form part of the evidence against the accused, known as a "successful businessman based in Cape Town".

The unit said the couple's CCTV captured several incidents, including the viral video. In the footage the man can be seen on a bed overpowering a woman, punching her all over her body, including her face, and strangling her. While he is doing this, a young girl tries to stop the assault.

The businessman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, made an appearance in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on several charges of assault on Tuesday.

According to the organisation, the abuse has been ongoing for years, and in 2018 charges of assault were filed against the businessman, however, he was granted bail and her attorney at the time said the mother and child were unable to testify.


Done by: Thaakiera Ackerdien


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