Chatsworth woman pleads guilty to kidnapping, assault

Chatsworth woman pleads guilty to kidnapping, assault

A Durban woman who kidnapped, assaulted and filmed another woman she'd accused of having an affair with her husband has pleaded guilty in the Durban Regional Court.

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Last year, a video showing 50-year-old Sonadhanum Andrew attacking the victim was shared on social.

She and her co-accused Sarah Ishwarlal are said to have forced the 52-year-old woman into a car - and drove to a house in Chatsworth where they assaulted her and cut her hair.

Andrew has also been found guilty of criminal defamation.

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NPA spokesperson, Natasha Kara says Andrew's been sentenced.

"She was sentenced to a fine of R20 000 or six months imprisonment which were wholly suspended for a period of three years. She was further to compensate the complainant with an amount of R5 000."

"The accused must also issue an apology to the complainant which must be published in two newspapers."

Ishwalal's matter is still continuing. She'll be in court next month.

The victim says she lost her job because of the ordeal. She says her child was also mocked at school because of the video.

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