Football star Andile Jali spent the night in jail following his arrest for domestic violence.
Jali was arrested on Monday for allegedly assaulting his wife Nonhle Ndala.
The police said that the severity of his charges did not warrant his release and he was remanded in custody until his court appearance which was due to take place on Tuesday.
He also faces charges of malicious damage to property for allegedly damaging Ndala's vehicle.
According to the police, officials at Jali's team Mamelodi Sundowns FC descended on the Boschkop police station where the 28-year old was held to demand his release, the request was denied due to "the seriousness of the charges".
Station spokesperson Yeroboam Mbatsane, said despite Jali allegedly damaging Ndala's car, she herself did not sustain any serious injuries.
"The whole incident started when security officials, where Jali stays, called the police due to the fracas. The woman was not seriously hurt, and the only thing was that the car she was driving was damaged," Mbatsane said.