Jacob was assaulted and fell to the floor. “I think I lost consciousness as he was beating me up. People who witnessed the incident said he kept kicking me in the face as I was lying there.”
She insists she was attacked without any provocation. “I think this is a case of someone who does not accept rejection, because he once told me he liked me and I told him I was not interested,” she said.
“I decided to stop greeting him when I met him at places because he had an attitude towards me.”
Police spokesperson Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg confirmed a case of assault with intention to do grievous bodily harm had been opened. “It is alleged that a 20-year-old complainant was at a club in Humewood when she was assaulted by a 34-year-old man,” she said.
“He appeared in court on Monday last week and was released on bail.”
The man is due to appear in court again in June.
Ramaphosa, speaking in March at the opening of the Sexual Offences Court at Booysens, in the south of Johannesburg, said the country faced a crisis.
“Our women no longer feel safe – in their homes and on the streets,” he said.
“Gender-based violence impacts us all. It exacts a heavy toll on relationships, on families, on communities, on workplaces, on schools and on universities and colleges,” he said.