Colastraw to appear in SA court for wife beating
Well-known local DJ based in South Africa, Bonno Ngaka popularly known as DJ Colastraw formerly of Francistown, is to appear in a South African court for wife battering.
Warrant Officer Simon Mokwena of Crystal Park Police Station in Benoni, Gauteng told the Voice in an interview that the 28-year-old DJ has already appeared for a Protection Order taken out by his wife Brenda Modise in July, and he will answer for a charge of assaulting her on 8 September.
Modise (40) reported her husband of six months to the police for allegedly breaking her fingers, bruising her face and causing her back injuries.
The two met in September 2011 and got married six months later on 5 March according to a marriage certificate she has shown to this newspaper.
An air hostess by profession, Modise told The Voice in a telephone interview how she fell head over heels in love with the popular Motswana DJ when they met at a function she hosted in South Africa last year.
“When he asked me to marry him I was so excited. But two months into the marriage the abuse started – it was first emotional, then financial and later physical after I found out that he had fathered a child with another woman. That is when I decided enough was enough.
“After he admitted that indeed he was the father, the issue was laid to rest as I forgave him and concentrated on mending the relationship,” Modise said.
“I later realized that there was a lot I did not know about him, but each time I confronted him he became abusive. It was very painful for me because I was literally taking care of his child and its mother. We shared my house and he was on my Medical Aid.
“Since I met him he has never spent a cent on me. I paid for his internet, transport and work permit and it was beginning to annoy me that there was now a baby and its mother that I was also expected to take financial care of,” Modise said.
She said that matters however came to a head when the DJ convinced her to sell her R650 00 house to invest in his home country.
“He wanted a loan from CEDA and needed 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the house to qualify for the amount he wanted. The day after we signed off the house to be sold he beat me, demanding 50% of the money from the sale. He told me he never loved me and that he was going to get his share whether I liked it or not. He also wanted a divorce,” she claimed.
Despite the marriage certificate produced as proof of their marriage, DJ Colastraw dismissed the allegations against him as nothing but a smear campaign by a scorned woman.
He said: “I know her of course, but we were never married. If I want to marry I will go back home and marry a local girl.”
A close friend of Ngaka, who asked for his name not to be mentioned, said that although he could not ascertain if the two were married or not, he knew about their relationship and the DJ’s intention to marry Brenda, but had never witnessed their wedding.
“As far as I know there has never been a wedding and I should know, I am his friend. What I heard is that the marriage was put on hold after the relationship hit the rocks,” he said, dismissing the certificate provided as a fake.