By Jonk wa Mashamba
Frans Ratapa(32) was released on R1000 bail after he was arrested for allegedly badly hitting his baby mama, Ntokozo Mbatha.
Ratapa came out today. Nkokozo’s horribly swollen photo was widely shared on social media, leading dozens of people to blame him.
“I’m scared he might do something as he told one of my neighbors that he’s planning on finishing me off.
Ntokozo stays with her aunt, three sisters, her two children, her younger brother and three nieces.
The 21-year-old young and beautiful woman from Alexandra is unable to walk freely on the street.
Her ex-boyfriend, from Limpopo, with whom she had spent three years, is said to be very dangerous.
The man who owns a taxi, allegedly has two guns. He allegedly shot her sister and missed her during an argument.
Ntokozo told Alex Reporter that there was no abuse until early February 2021 when he slapped her two times.
The recent incident of October 08, 2021, was massively shared on social media, showing her bruised face.
“He punched me in the face. I think it’s because he doesn’t like it when I’m independent or when he thinks I’m going to break up with him. He says I am disrespectful.”
They have lived together for three years and have 2 children aged 4and 19 months.
When Ntokozo opened a case against him, the police told her to resolve the problem with him.
“I felt hurt, ignored and failed by the justice system, because I couldn’t understand why.
“I don’t feel safe and I can’t even walk around freely anymore,” she said.
But the support she receives is overwhelming.
“I appreciate all the support I have received from the media and from Alexandra Police Station Commander. My family, the NAC Women’s League and all those who have been there.
“I don’t think I would have gone that far if it wasn’t for your support… thank you. Please continue to fight with me against this man.”