A FIGHT over an amplifier almost ended in death for Amos Mthembe last Monday night.
Amos from Klipgat in Tshwane, told Daily Sunhe was left with a crushed eye socket, black eye, bruised lips and a burned hand after his sister’s ex-lover attacked him.
He said the trouble started when he fetched an amplifier and some other items, which he claimed belonged to his sister, from her former lover’s house.
“My sister had asked me to babysit her children.
“While I was cooking for them, my sister’s ex-boyfriend came into the house, shouting that I had taken his amplifier.
“He pushed me against the stove and my hand got burned,” said Amos.
Amos’ mum, Cynthia (59), said the ex-boyfriend then arrived at her home, which is next door, complaining about her children.
“He said my son had taken his amplifier.
“When I told him the amplifier belonged to my daughter, he lost his cool,” Cynthia said.
“Luckily, my husband was around so he told the ex-boyfriend to leave the house.”
Amos also left the house, but he said the man followed him.
“He was holding a hammer and just as I was about to enter my house, he hit me from behind and I fainted.”
Amos got help from his parents and was taken to Odi Hospital, where he stayed for two days.
Cynthia said her daughter’s ex-boyfriend has always been troublesome.
Sergeant Kelebogile Moleko said a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm was opened but no suspect had yet been arrested.