ANC MP Boy Mamabolo’s baby mama, Magdeline Makgatho, has pleaded with the party’s secretary-general Ace Magashule to protect her against her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly threatened her with violence for going public last week about the violence she suffered at his hands.
She has also implored him to help her find justice against him as the cases she opened against him at Seshego police station in Limpopo about a decade ago were not prosecuted. She said she was forced to withdraw them because they inconvenienced her studies and some court officials were biased against her.
In a letter of complaint written to Magashule, Makgatho, who is currently working in China, alleged that Mamabolo threatened her with violence again after she told Sunday World that he bludgeoned her with an empty bottle and tried to gouge her eye out in one of their domestic fights in Seshego in 2012.
“I request the ANC to help me find justice and protection from one of your own who has abused me, as well as those in my life. I have about five case numbers and dates dating back to 2010-2012. I am willing to reopen these cases if it will strengthen your hand in helping me.
“At first I was reluctant to come forward because honestly I do not have that much faith in our justice system when it comes to cases of GBV. There was a time where I requested that they change the prosecutor who was handling my case because, wow, that woman said nothing positive about me and my case from the minute I stepped into her office. She went on and on about how Boy Mamabolo is going to win the case because he is powerful and that I don’t stand a chance to win against him. In fact I recall her last words to me saying that ‘Boy’s lawyer is going to roast you in court’. Finally I dropped the charges as I knew my case was not going anywhere; I could see that I will never win against him,” reads the letter in part. Makgatho also said her parents were also at the receiving ends of Mamabolo’s alleged violent behaviour.
“He fought with my mother physically on a few occasions when my mom tried to intervene on my behalf. He has humiliated my parents by calling them all sorts of names and even using swear words that include saying things about their private parts.
“On these basis (sic), I would like the ANC to find me justice. In particular, against the fact that he has once more started to threaten me with violence again for speaking out,” she said.
Mamabolo refuted Makgatho’s claims that he threatened to visit violence upon her again. He said his lawyers have written to her, demanding that she withdraw her claims against him. “My lawyers only sent her summons to retract the false claims she made. I have never contacted her,” said Mamabolo.
ANC spokesman Pule Mabe promised to respond to the written questions we sent to him, but had not done so at the time of going to press.