A Stellenbosch vrou has called out police for failing to arrest their colleague after he allegedly assaulted her and her 11-year-old daughter.
Stacey Jansen, 32, says on Saturday she had a helse argument with her boyfriend Clayton Muggles, 27, a constable stationed at Nyanga Police Station, over his alleged jolling.
She says things escalated on Sunday night when the argument became physical: “We went to bed on Saturday night without resolving the issue we had.
“On Sunday around 11pm, we started again and he pushed me in front of my daughter.”
She alleges that the officer threw punches at her and her daughter started crying.
“I fell and he came on top of me. My daughter tried to remove him, he choked her and slammed her against the sofa.”
She says the ordeal continued until 3am.
“My daughter is suffering after witnessing me getting beaten by her stepfather. My body is bruised from the punches,” Stacey.
The mom says she is in shock and cannot believe the man who was meant to protect her chose to abuse her instead. They have been dating for just over a year.
“I have been abused before and I trusted this man to protect me. I thought I was safe with him. I am anxious as we speak and I keep on looking over my shoulder.”
Stacey asked Muggels to move out of their home after the incident and laid a charge with the police.
She says she is receiving support from friends and will not be silenced.
“I want to speak out about the abuse I suffered at the hands of this man. I want justice, too. I have been made aware that I am not the first victim of his abuse.
Police could not say whether the cop is still on duty or has been suspended.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said Stellenbosch SAPS are investigating a case of an assault common: “Investigations continue, no arrest as yet.”
An angry Stacey accused cops of protecting their colleague: “I'm not pleased that he is walking free. Why is he not arrested or suspended? Is it because he is an officer?”
When the Daily Voice contacted Muggels for comment on Thursday, all he would say was: “I have nothing to say to the media. This will be dealt with in court, thank you.”