Local actor arrested for alleged assault

A local actor will appear in court tomorrow on charges of assault and domestic violence.

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HONEYDEW - Police said a 45-year-old well known actor was arrested yesterday following a domestic violence incident in Honeydew on the West Rand, Johannesburg.

The police said the man was arrested yesterday after his 28-year-old girlfriend opened a case against him.

The man is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court tomorrow on charges of domestic violence and assault.

This comes amid tough talk by government and civil organisations against abuse, following the brutal rape and murder of Western Cape teenager Anene Booysens.

In response to the escalating number of incidents of abuse, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is holding talks with various organisations on how to respond to the scourge.

Cosatu's North West spokesperson Solly Phetoe said tomorrow they will be hosting more talks soon.

"All the cases where people were given bail or cases were withdrawn must be re-investigated."