DJ Tira’s wife and socialite Gugu Khathi is embroiled in a nasty fight with her neighbour that has turned violent. Khathi and her 50-year-old neighbour Cindy O’Neil have opened cases of assault against one another at the Honeydew police station. The drama unfolded on Friday night at the upmarket Willowbrook Estate, in Ruimsig, where both O’Neil and Khathi families reside.
Speaking on O’Neal’s behalf, her husband Benjamin claimed that he was on the roof putting up Christmas decorations on Friday when Khathi’s son, Junior, drove past their house at high speed. He claimed he did not know what Junior told his mom but Khathi came rushing into their home.
“She said this is your second warning,” Benjamin said. He said he and his wife were confused by what the outburst was about and O’Neil ordered her to leave.
My wife crossed her arms and said to her, ‘get off my property’. Gugu stepped back and tripped over the bicycle. We tried to help her get up and she refused, so I went back to putting up the decorations and left them there.
“She got up after being helped up and she punched my wife once in the face,” Benjamin said. Brig Mathapelo Peters did not respond to an enquiry sent to her yesterday. Khathi disputed the claims, saying a hammer was thrown at Junior’s car by someone from the O’Neil household.
“They attacked my son and then turned around and attacked me. His [Junior’s] little brother came rushing and told me ‘come see what these people did’. I rushed to their house to ask what my son did to deserve this and they looked at me with [an] attitude.
“The woman [Cindy] came at me; she pushed me so hard from the garage into the street where the bicycle was. I landed on it. I literally can’t walk right now,” Khathi said. She confirmed that she punched O’Neil. Khathi said she was also speaking on behalf of Junior.