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IN COURT: Martin Moyo at Mogoditshane Customary Court

Gopolang Godisang (37) thinks her boyfriend is the perfect man for her, despite his habit of repeatedly physically and verbally abusing her.

Godisang and her boyfriend Martin Moyo (28) appeared before Kgosi Keabetswe Dihutso at Mogoditshane Customary Court last week after she reported him for assaulting her, one of her children and maliciously breaking her property.

According to Godisang on August 11, she called Moyo to inform him that their five year old child was sick and he had to come home so they can take the child to the clinic.
A few hours later a drunk Moyo arrived at her house angry and hurling insults at her in front of her other children.

When Godisang’s eldest son, a 19-year-old Botho University student, tried to calm Moyo down he assaulted him. Then he hit Godisang even twisting her arms before moving on to breaking all the windows in her house.

However, the unemployed mother of four told Kgosi Dihutso that she and Moyo loved one another a lot and they were still together. All she really wanted, she said, was for Moyo to pay for the windows he broke. In an interview after the court case, Godisang told this publication that Moyo, whom she has been dating for the past five years, was a good man who just has a “little” problem with alcohol.

“Yes, maybe when he has had alcohol he slaps me around and can be verbally abusive sometime but he loves me and has accepted my other three children as his without complaining. He is smart, and works really hard for us,” she said.

She added that he is the “most charming person you would ever hope to come across” when he is sober. Meanwhile Moyo, who pleaded guilty to all the charges was sentenced to six lashes and P500 which he should pay within 15 days.

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