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Estranged husband sues Dineo Ranaka for R500 000 over abuse allegations

Radio personality Dineo Ranaka is reportedly being sued for R500 000 by the father of her child and estranged husband Klaas Pesha over abuse allegations.

This is after the TV producer alleged on her Whatsapp status and in an interview on Podcast and Chill with MacG that Pesha assaulted her in one of their domestic squabbles at their Tshwane matrimonial home last year.

A local publication has revealed that media icon Dineo Ranaka’s pending divorce from her estranged husband Klaas James Pesha has taken an ugly turn after he sued her with R500 000.

The publication also adds that Ranaka posted on her Whatsapp statuses that Pesha had assaulted her and said the incident happened seven months after they tied the knot.

Her estranged husband who’s a businessman and engineer has rubbished Ranaka’s claims and wants her to retract the allegations and apologize to him as the abuse allegations have damaged his reputation.

He reportedly filed papers in the Johannesburg High Court last week which reveals that Ranaka posted several Whatsapp statuses on 14 October last year where she claimed she would rather file for divorce than be abused.

“I would rather have a divorce decree than (sic) a premature death certificate. I cannot believe I married a man who has the full capability of killing me and making my death look like it’s my own doing.”

According to the publication, Ranaka made the statements knowing they were false because he was never arrested and charged for assaulting her.

He said his lawyers wrote a letter of demand to Ranaka on October 14 last year and ordered her to retract her status and apologize to him, but she refused. This, he said, left him with no choice but to approach the court for relief.

The mother of three shocked Mzansi in April of this year when she revealed she was beaten up by her ex-husband Klass Pesha on an episode of Podcast And Chill and also announced she married Pesha in January 2020.

It is believed Ranaka wanted to open a case of assault against Pesha but he threatened to press a countercharge.

“Upon the SAPS wanting to arrest the plaintiff, the plaintiff threatened to lay a criminal charge against the defendant in retaliation, with the effect that the defendant would be arrested and be prevented from caring for the parties’ small baby,” she said.

The media personality said she bit him on his arm in self-defence and has asked the court to dismiss Pesha’s application with costs.

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