Well this is quite ironic, August is Women’s Month in South Africa but high-profiled female abuse issues have popped up recently in Mzansi. Just about a week ago, the country’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana was accused of slapping‚ punching and kicking two women at the Cubaña nightclub in Johannesburg. Now football legend and sports commentator Marks Maponyane has been found guilty of physically abusing his ex-wife.
The father of the popular South African actor and model Maps Maponyane was charged with a fine of R3 000 or a 6 months suspended jail sentence, and a further R6 000 fine or a suspended 24-month jail sentence. Apparently if he assaults anyone in the next 24 months, he will be charged with the latter sentence.
However, his son Maps dropped a cryptic tweet which most people believe might be about the current situation.
Peeps on social media on other hand, have no time cryptic messages, check out these interesting reactions:
— Umhlaba (@ChumileSali) August 14, 2017
A friend of mine told me he used to stay in the same complex as Marks Maponyane's side chick. Marks got caught out by his wife…
— Arthur (@ArthurBHV) August 13, 2017
Pls spare me with your shock&disgust that Marks Maponyane isn't going to jail. Our courts are running a bank. Deposit & be free. Y'all knew pic.twitter.com/cY06t0L0qu
— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) August 13, 2017
Arthur Mafokate,Marks Maponyane, Mduduzi Manana,Shaka Sisulu beating woman up just makes 1 wonder how many women are suffering in silence.
— Vresta V (@SizweNgwekazi1) August 13, 2017
#MarksMaponyane he paid R 3 000 or face 6 months jail…such insult for a our women…SA Sucks big time.😈😈😈
— mokopane Mahapa (@mphomm12) August 14, 2017
Hayi #MarksMaponyane R3000 to walk free. So abuse in South Africa is cheap.
— U N I C O R N 🦄 (@djerevyz) August 13, 2017
— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister) August 14, 2017
— 👑velly🌶simelane👑 (@Velly_da_vinci) August 14, 2017
— nothando nxumalo (@nottynxumz) August 14, 2017
— Princess Straw 🍓🍓 (@Sneshy_G) August 14, 2017
— Annah M Tjale (@Annah_Tjale) August 14, 2017
This guy was a footballer I just wonder did he only lift up his hand or did he kick a woman as well?Disappointed Marks! #MarksMaponyane
— Paul Murray (@fredasekind) August 14, 2017