A 37-year-old-man from Mahalapye, Godfrey Arise, was last week Thursday disciplined and taught to respect women, by being lashed four strokes on bare buttocks before a Mogoditshane customary court.
Appearing before Kgosi Alfred Dihutso, the prosecution told of how an apparently jealous Arise had followed his girlfriend, Virginia Ofisi, 36, to a hair salon and assaulted her for not seeking money from him.
The distraught Ofisi said that her boyfriend only asked her where she got the money for the new hair-do.
She told the court that Arise slapped her in front of the hairdresser, despite her explanation that she was plaiting the hair on credit.
With the embarrassment, the worried girlfriend reported the matter to Mogoditshane police.
Chief Dihutso advised Arise to respect women, and ordered that he should be whipped four lashes as punishment for his actions.