After being on the run for more than three months, the married man who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted his ex-mistress faced his victim in court yesterday.
A nervous and tired looking Victor Moses made his first appearance at the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court where he was charged with abduction, assault to cause grievous bodily harm and defeating the ends of justice.
Prosecutors are also deciding whether he should be charged with attempted murder.
Dressed in the grey tracksuit pants and blue tracksuit top, he was arrested in on Thursday night, Moses indicated he would be using Legal Aid as he couldn’t afford a lawyer.
Moses, of Steenberg, was arrested in Bredasdorp after detectives traced him to his hideout in a shack in an informal settlement.
He was brought back to Cape Town on Friday afternoon and spent the weekend in Kensington cop shop’s holding cells.
Yesterday, State Prosecutor Dail Andrews told the court Moses could also be slapped with an attempted murder charge.
Andrews said: “The complainant was thrown into a vehicle and the accused knocked her head against the dashboard which left her with broken eardrums and nose.
“The accused also asked her what underwear she was wearing and placed her in the boot.
“It just gets worse as one goes through the docket. It can be changed to attempted murder, not just assault.”
The State would be opposing Moses’ bail application on May 13 and he will remain incarcerated until then.
It was also revealed he was previously convicted of crimen injuria, but no details were heard in court.
Carmen claims her ex lured her into his car after arranging to meet her in Kensington on January 2.
The Manenberg mom of four says she broke it off with Moses last December after finding out that he had got married in February 2014.
She says Moses pestered her and became angry when she refused to budge.
Meanwhile, his relatives say his alleged victim, Carmen Nomdoe, 44, had lied when she told police and the media she didn’t know Moses was married.
Moses’ brother, Robert, tells the Daily Voice that Carmen knew her ex had tied the knot in 2014 already.
Moses’ cousin, who did not want to be identified, added: “She knew he was married and I would often see them at malls, even still last year.”
Carmen did not want to comment, only saying: “I have nothing to explain to them, he committed the crime.”