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Local radio presenter in PE assaulted


-BY DOREEN LOUBSER 23 June 2020

A local radio presenter from Port Elizabeth was assaulted over the weekend, allegedly by her boyfriend, who is a well-known businessman in the city.

The 25-year-old Josca Human who presents the drive-time show on PE FM 87.6FM laid a charge of assault at the Walmer Police Station on Tuesday.

Photographs of Human's bruised face went viral on social media on Saturday after a concerned friend posted the photos on her Facebook account.

These photographs have since been deleted but supplied to Algoa FM News.

   

Human initially did not want to lay a charge but said she wanted justice as this was not the first time her boyfriend, who is now her ex, had allegedly beaten her.

Human also worked at OFM in Bloemfontein where she was the news anchor on both the breakfast and drive time shows.

She is a beautician by trade and moved back to PE because of her love for the city.

The 33-year-old suspect was arrested at his home in Lorraine on Tuesday night where his legally owned firearm was also confiscated.

The suspect, whose name is known to AlgoaFM, was taken to the police station to be processed and charged in the presence of his lawyer.

He was released on bail of R500 and will make his first court appearance on the 30th of June where he will be charged with assault to cause grievously bodily harm and malicious damage to property.

The suspect's identity will be made public once he appears in court.

PE FM was approached for comment and said they would release a statement once they have all the facts in the matter.

Earlier this month President Cyril Ramaphosa called on all South Africans to end the culture of silence around gender-based violence and report perpetrators to police.

Ramaphosa said since the country entered level 3 of the coronavirus lockdown, there had been a surge in gender-based violence and femicide.

The President said the country was not only fighting the Covid-19 pandemic but also the pandemic of Gender-Based Violence.

 

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