The MD of AfroCentric Health has been suspended after allegedly assaulting a close female relative and two friends in the early hours of last Sunday morning, reports News24. Tim Rametse faces an assault charge after allegedly beating up a male friend, a close relative and a friend of the relative at his home in the Johannesburg suburb of Bryanston.
The report says as the country marked the end of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, Rametse allegedly flew into a “demon-possessed” rage against his relative’s long-time friend, Joy Gaomphe.
Douglasdale police confirmed a case of common assault was opened and under investigation, but said Rametse had not been arrested. Since the attack, Gaomphe said she had blocked calls and messages from Rametse who had allegedly been trying to apologise.
The report says neither Rametse nor his family member had responded to calls and text messages seeking comment sent. Initially, Rametse agreed to comment.
Modjadji Tati, executive director for human capital at the AfroCentric Group said: “The company learnt of the matter on Tuesday and was officially informed of it on Wednesday. There was a meeting held on Wednesday between Ms Gaomphe’s legal representative and myself at the AfroCentric Group offices. Mr Rametse was officially suspended at 4pm the same day.”
Tati said they condemned all forms of abuse – especially during a period when the country was observing the 16 days campaign.
“As a socially responsible company, it was very important that we act with speed on such a serious allegation. Even though the matter occurred within a private space, it is important to take a stance that indicates to the alleged victim that we take the information provided seriously,” Tati said.
“We will closely monitor developments around this case.”News24 report