Issuu on Google+ 8 November 2013 Year 24 Vol: 10 R3,00 VAT Inc. Shop no. 5 Madar Centre, next to the Post Office, Thohoyandou Tel: (015) 962 1008 Act 1 of Goddard-Doris soapie ends with Doris in jail By Isabel Venter Everyone but the infamous Doris Mthembi was allowed to leave the Louis Trichardt Regional Court on Monday – she was ordered to go straight to jail. The 41-year-old Mthembi wept as she was being booked in as a prisoner on Monday afternoon, after being found guilty of making a false statement in an affidavit, which is a contravention of section 9 of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners Oaths (Act 16 of 1963). She was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, of which four years were suspended on condition that she not be found guilty of the same offence. This means that she effectively received a six-year direct prison sentence, bringing her court room shenanigans to a grinding halt. The case against her relates to an incident in September 2010 when she tried to accuse her estranged husband, Goddard Tendani Mugwena, of kidnapping and raping her. When Mthembi tried to lay a charge, she told police that Mugwena had kidnapped her from Nkowa Nkowa at gunpoint and taken her to Makhado (Louis Trichardt). Here, in a guest house, he raped and assaulted her. “I screamed for help, but no one came to my rescue,” she had told the police and later the 2009 Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D 4x4 Canopy, A/C, P/S, CD, T/Bar, 137 000km, N/Bar HAND TOOLS - EXPLOIT R279 995 Tel: (015) 516 5175 C Audited Distribution Figures Mr Goddard Mugwena. collected her from Eltivillas and they then went to pick up the hired vehicle before booking into a local lodge for the night. They also put petrol in the vehicle, and Mugwena bought R100 airtime for Mthembi’s cell phone. Mugwena said it was not unusual for him and Mthembi to still sleep together, even though she had married Ragwala in 2010. “She told me that she had always enjoyed sex with me, and that she didn’t enjoy sleeping with Ragwala since he had had a penis enlargement, which was scary,” said Mugwena. - Continues on p2 Left: Doris Mthembi´s new husband, Joseph Ragwala, supported her while they waited for the Regional Court of Louis Trichardt to start on Monday. T court, during her trial. Further evidence given in court, however, not only disproved Mthembi’s account of events, but also revealed a life of sex, money and fast cars. “She [Mthembi] gave a new meaning to the phrase ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’,” was the observation of the state prosecutor during closing statements and arguments on Monday. According to Mugwena, Mthembi pestered him about her BMW that he took back after Mthembi had left him for the TV-star Joseph Ragwala in 2009. Mthembi finally backed off when Mugwena hired another vehicle for her. This was on 31 August, when the “rape” took place. Upon Mthembi’s request, Mugwena

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