A 30-year-old South African actress, Londiwe Ngcamu, has been beaten beyond recognition by her boyfriend following a role she played in a stage play titled â€œSeven Days War.â€
According to reports, Londiweâ€™s boyfriend beat her to a pulp and accused her of cheating on him after a stage kiss with an actor. The director of â€œSeven Days Warâ€, Mvuselelo Buthelezi, said he was shocked and devastated by Londiweâ€™s attack.
He said he visited her in hospital on Sunday and she said her boyfriend was angry because he thought she was really dating a member of the cast. Mvuselelo said: â€œI canâ€™t believe this man didnâ€™t know that Londiwe was just acting.â€
Londiwe said her boyfriend waited for her at the bus stop on Saturday night. She said he was drunk and accused her of cheating. He then took her to his room and started beating her.
She said she managed to escape in the early hours of Sunday morning when he fell asleep. She added: â€œWhen I got home my siblings called the police and they took me to hospital.â€
KZN police spokeswoman, Captain Nqobile Gwala, said a case of assault was opened at the Mountain Rise Police Station.