The man was arrested in Rabie Ridge on 9 January, after he had allegedly bitten off his girlfriend’s ear while they were arguing.
“The complainant alleged that around 11.25 pm her boyfriend returned home heavily drunk and started making noise while she was sleeping, waking her up to accusations of her sleeping with her ex-boyfriend.
“The suspect then inserted [poked] the victim in her nose using his finger. Which was when the complainant tried to stop him by biting his finger, but, the boyfriend [allegedly] went straight for her ear and bit it off.”
Nhlongo also said the suspect was arrested soon after the complainant opened a case and was detained at the Rabie Ridge Police Station.
He added that “The suspect will soon appear in the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court for charges relating to domestic violence and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm”.