- Mar 26, 2010
The man accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a video that went viral, also threatened the woman's ex-husband, the court was told on Wednesday.
The Randburg magistrate’s court heard how Andrew Turnbull – also accused of drug and ammunition possession in a separate case – threatened the ex-husband in an expletive-laden phone call that was recorded.
“Are you prepared to take what’s coming your way ... Are you f****g prepared,” Turnbull told the man.
He is applying for bail in Johannesburg ahead of his trial on the charge of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Chere Gray. The assault was caught in a video that shows her in a choke-hold before being tossed aside by Turnbull.
On Wednesday the state played to the court the video – which has attracted more than 114,000 views on Facebook – as well as several recorded telephone conversations between Turnbull and Gray’s ex-husband.
“I believe you are good mates with [a notorious former gang leader]. Can me and him come and talk to you,” Turnbull is heard saying to him.
The man responds by telling Turnbull that he does not know the former gang leader.
Turnbull is also heard telling the man that they will “sort this” issue out legally and physically. Soon after this he is heard saying: “Are you prepared to take what’s coming your way ... Are you f**** prepared”.
In his bail application, Turnbull told the court that his passport had expired.
The state, however, discovered that he still holds a valid passport. The court was also told on Wednesday that he lied about being employed.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-10-04-man-who-assaulted-ex-girlfriend-in-video-also-threatened-her-ex-husband-court-hears/