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SuperSport man ‘attacked by jealous lover’

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Free State - The SuperSport producer who was assaulted at Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein at the weekend was allegedly with another man's girlfriend when he was attacked, according to a report on Wednesday.

Bloemfontein businessman Andre Knipe, 48, appeared briefly in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in connection with the alleged assault of Jacques van Schalkwyk, 44.

Van Schalkwyk was the producer of the outside broadcast of the match between the Cheetahs and Western Province on Saturday.

According to Beeld, Knipe's girlfriend disappeared after the match while they were socialising in one of the suites at the stadium.

When Knipe asked a security guard if he had seen his girlfriend, he was told that “they” were in the toilet for the disabled.

Knipe reportedly found his girlfriend in the toilet with Van Schalkwyk, after which an argument and a physical altercation ensued.

A spokeswoman for the Rosepark Hospital in Bloemfontein, Esmarie Cronje, said Van Schalkwyk was in a satisfactory condition after undergoing surgery to repair a torn bladder.

Cronje said Van Schalkwyk had made it clear that he did not want to talk about the incident - “not today, not tomorrow, never”.

On Monday, Beeld quoted Van Schalkwyk as saying he could not remember much about the attack, and did not see his assailant.

“The guy appeared out of nowhere and attacked me,” he reportedly said. - Sapa


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