Wife-Beater Jaco Swart Found Hiding in UK As Private Prosecution Unit Summons for New GBV Assault Charge

Wife-Beater Jaco Swart Found Hiding in UK As Private Prosecution Unit Summons for New GBV Assault Charge

  • Convicted wife-beater Jaco Swart has been found hiding in the United Kingdom a year after appearing in a Pretoria court for assaulting his wife
  • A new video of Swart assaulting a female officer in 2022 has surfaced, earning him a summon from a private prosecutor
  • The fugitive has since hinted to be in Pretoria after telling his lawyer that he was kidnapped and assaulted by a group of men, and fears for his life

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Convicted wife-beater, Jaco Swart
Jaco Swart, convicted wife-beater is allegedly found hiding in England, is wanted for another GBV assault charge. Image: IRS Forensic Investigations
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PRETORIA - Convicted wife-beater, Jaco Swart went into hiding a few days after he was convicted by the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on 7 June 2022, and has been allegedly found in Windsor, England.

Swart went into hiding after a video of him, pushing, punching, and kicking his estranged wife, Nicoleen Swart, went viral.

He pleaded guilty to charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to a R20 000 fine and a three-year prison sentence, suspended for five years which outraged South Africans.

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Swart goes into hiding after being "assaulted by a group of men"

jacarandafm said on Monday, 19 June that Afriforum launched an investigation that found that he was working as a mechanic in England without a permit, leaving his best life.

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On Sunday 18 June Swart told his advocate, Enoch Nethanani, in a voice recording shared with News24 that he was assaulted in Pretoria by a group of men who wanted to teach him a lesson for beating up his wife:

"I think they hit me over the head, and they loaded me into a car, and I was in a boot for some time. They took me out and kicked me. I remember them saying they are going to break my hands or cut off my hands because I hit women."

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Jaco receives more summons for a new assault charge

Afriforum's Barry Bateman took to social media that a Private Prosecution Unit summoning Swart for a new gender-based violence case, this time a January 2022 video of him assaulting a policewoman:

@tim_meh87 responded and said:

"This guy deserves far worse than what he's got coming to him."

@JaxMusicView asked:

"How is it possible for him to leave the country in the first place? If the police were looking for him, they should've flagged his name and identity at the airport. His face was one of the most recognisable faces not so long ago."

@Getupshowup also wondered:

"Just wondering why you don't contact the police in the UK or Interpol?"

@UltraMel said:

"To get to the UK with a visa is such an admin and expensive. I’m always surprised at how easy it is for criminals to leave South Africa and get into a country like the UK with seemingly no difficulty at all."

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@Gloriadc69 added:

"Hand him over to a group of women and let them sort him out."

KZN man denied bail for killing gospel-singing wife

In another Briefly News, report, a KZN man was denied bail at a Pietermaritzburg court for shooting his estranged gospel singer wife 12 times.

It is reported that the shooting was caused by an altercation that started over her choice of clothes.

The presiding judge said granting the accused bail will cause outrage and shock in the community.

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