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Vusi Thembekwayo responds to allegations he ‘slapped wife and dragged her by her feet’

South African businessman and motivational speaker Vusi Thembekwayo (36) has issued a statement in a bid to ‘clear’ his name after reports claimed he slapped his wife several times and dragged her by her feet on the stairway during a violent domestic fight.

According to City Press the entrepreneur allegedly assaulted his wife when he had a heated argument with her upon his return from Kenya.

According to a police statement, he arrived at their matrimonial home, found her sleeping in the upper level and woke her up.

“He woke her up and instructed her to pack and go. She refused and an argument ensued. He pulled her by the legs off the bed, slapped her several times, dragged her down the stairs, loaded her bags in the car and forced her in the car,” reads the statement.

His wife then opened a case against him at Douglasdale Police Station which saw Vusi handing himself over.

He was later released on bail and appeared at the Randburg Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

After landing on top of twitter trends on Sunday, Vusi releases a lengthy statement telling his side of the story.

“Her response was unfortunate and resulted in alleged charges of assault against me,” read part of the statement.

He added that he was in full cooperation with law officers ‘to resolve this matter courteously and expeditiously.”

He also claimed he was an advocate against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and has always believed in a world of gender equality.

“I have always been an advocate of equality, committed to eradicating all forms of GBV and I believe my record speaks for itself in this regard,” said Vusi.