Peter Ndlovu arrested over girlfriend attack
Serial womanizer Peter Ndlovu was arrested this week in South Africa after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. Pinky Duda, 30, opened an assault case on Friday against the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Thanda Royal Zulu striker.
Ndlovu who lives with Duda in a townhouse in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg, handed himself to the police on Monday. Duda said in her statement that the two had squabbled because one of Ndlovu’s girlfriends had kept on phoning, although she had insisted their relationship was over.
“We argued and I pushed him. He then started to punch me in my face with fists. I sustained injuries on my left hand and bruises on my face,” she said .
Duda said Ndlovu went outside and returned with a car jack and started smashing windows in the house.
“He was assaulting me in front of my three-year-old son,” she claimed.
Ndlovu, who once played for English clubs Coventry City, Birmingham, Huddersfield and Sheffield United, appeared in the Hillbrow magistrates’ court, where Duda withdrew the case.
She told prosecutors that she had decided to drop the charges after a meeting between their families. Ndlovu however is no stranger to scandals involving women, a string of whom have lined up to claim maintenance from him.
In 2004 a magistrate ordered him to pay R1900 a month in maintenance after he fathered a child to Alice Thabulo. In February last year Ntswaki Khathong claimed she miscarried Ndlovu’s baby after discovering that he was married to singer Sharon Dee.
Dee later demanded R36000 a month from him, R13000 for each of their two children and R10000 for herself.
Ndlovu started his football career at Highlanders before a move to then English Premier League club Coventry in 1992. He had spells at Birmingham City, Huddersfield and Sheffield United before his move to join Mamelodi Sundowns in 2004.
Ndlovu was released from his contract by Thanda Royal Zulu at the end of last season after they were relegated from South Africa’s top division. He must now find a job against mounting legal woes.- The Sowetan/Agencies/Staff Reporter