An actress from South Africa in the hospital for treatment after she was beaten beyond recognition by her boyfriend after she kissed an actor in a stage play……. Seriously?
Londiwe Ngcamu featured in a theatre production Seven Days War, set in the 1980s. In which she played the lead role of an IFP woman who fell in love with an ANC member at the Winston Churchill Theatre.
After the show ended at around 10pm on Saturday, she met her boyfriend at the bus stop and walked home with him.
After getting home, they got into a serious argument before the man attacked her. He banged her head on the ground and used his knee and fists to hit her face as she begged for her life…….. Oh my gosh.
The Witness from her hospital on Monday afternoon, from Sobantu, said: “We had just come back from the theatre after our performance and I was chilling with my cast members at the clubhouse in Sobantu, where some of our cast members who live far away stay during shows.
“At around 10.30 pm I got a call from home informing me that my baby was restless, so I had to rush home,” she said.
Ngcamu said a man known to her, who cannot be identified by The Witness at this time, had called her and offered to walk her home.
“When we got to his home the gate was closed and he pushed me onto the gate to open it.
“One of his friends and his girlfriend were there but they did nothing to help me.
“They watch him beating me up but stood for a while before they left.
“When we got to his room he threw me on the floor and started beating me. He banged my head on the ground and used his fists and knee to hit my face. He even used the small suitcase I had with me to hit me on my face.”
Ngcamu said at some point the man started punching her and kicking her in the ribs, telling her that he wanted to break them.
“I was so scared and kept on begging him not to kill me, but he kept on going. It went on for hours.
“When he got exhausted he would lie down on his bed to rest and gather his strength, then start beating me all over again.”
She said at some point she remember that he had a knife and she tried to grab it.
“I can’t remember what happened to the knife but I have a huge cut on my palm and I think it was from when I grabbed the knife.
“He then pulled out an axe and asked me if I would prefer that he used the axe to slit my throat or to cut off my fingers. I thought he was going to kill me. I kept on praying, asking God to spare my life.”
“While beating me up, he was shouting to one of his relatives who was in another outside building that he must help him dig my grave because he was going to kill me,” said Ngcamu.
Confirming the incident, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, said a case of assault has been opened at the Mountain Rise police station…..Quick recovery girl.