Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Actor Andile Gumbi of Mzansi Magic soap isiBaya arrested and jailed for assault after allegedly hitting his wife and dragging her on the floor.
In the latest case highlighting South Africa's ongoing scourge of violence against women, Andile Gumbi was arrested and charged with assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm after he allegedly attacked and punched his wife and dragged her on the floor.
Andile Gumbi portrays the character of Zweli in isiBaya that is produced by The Bomb Shelter for M-Net's Africa Magic channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform.
According to reports, Andile Gumbi's wife allegedly locked him out of their Randburg home, after which he allegedly broke down the door, attacked her, physically punched her and dragged the terrified woman across the floor.
A case was opened at Douglasdale police station and Andile Gumbi was arrested. The soap actor spent Freedom Day behind bars and appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Andile Gumbi was released after his court appearance. He will have to appear in court again later this month.
There's been no statement from Mzansi Magic regarding the actor.