Jan Blohm assaults wife - reports

2011-10-18 09:51
Hanti Otto
Pretoria – Afrikaans rocker Jan Blohm was released on R500 bail on Monday after he allegedly assaulted his wife, Zinta.

He appeared in the Pretoria district court under his real name, George Harry Kymdell, after he allegedly pushed her during a row on Saturday.

He spent the weekend in jail before he appeared in court on Monday. The court also heard that the couple is about to divorce.

The case has been postponed until later this month so that Blohm can be evaluated by a social worker to determine whether he is a suitable candidate for a rehabilitation programme.

In such a case, the accused has to accept responsibility for his offence and attend various courses. If the programme is completed successfully, the criminal charges are withdrawn.

Blohm was recently treated for Bipolar disorder in the Denmar Psychiatric Hospital.


  • Gwenyth - 2011-10-18 10:11

    Lock him away for good, no matter what the situation, MEN should not abuse there wifes - seeing that this man is a social lite, does not give him the right to any form of abuse.

      Jeanette - 2011-10-18 10:41

      Yes Gwenyth, and I suppose you know everything about bipolar disorder as well?

      Truthis - 2011-10-18 10:53

      Bipolar whatever, doesn't make assault okay. I believe you either go to jail or an asylum if you are a danger to others.

      Jacques - 2011-10-18 11:01

      Good to see you are against domestic abuse! Also a good thing, then, that you are not married to the English language. ''Social lites should not abuse there wifes'' indeed.

      Daniel - 2011-10-18 11:02

      Agreed, there is no excuse for spousal abuse. Like Truthis says, if it becomes dangerous, seek help!

  • hennsa - 2011-10-18 10:48

    @Gwenyth, that is a typical response from a women that thinks she can do whatever she wants just because she is a women! In a hypothetical situation what if a women assualts a man? What gives her the right to do this?(and no, I'm not talking about the merits of THIS case!). Verbal abuse is stil abuse but at least between a man and a women they are on equal footing if they do this. Would you attack a lion physically, knowing that it is stronger than you? So your blanket statement falls short. The situation merits the reaction and I can tell you one thing that if anyone, man, women or child physically hurts anyone of my family that is dear to me there will be hell to pay and gender won’t be an issue…

      Chantelle - 2011-10-19 10:29

      if you think that the 24 thumbs up you got on your comment makes you more of a man for saying that you are okay with physically fighting a woman, than obviously your comment makes up for what you lack in real life.

  • Anton - 2011-10-18 12:48

    I agree to disagree! Is that bipolar or is it not?

  • Lezette - 2011-10-18 21:11

    Toe Zinta met hom getrou het, het sy mos geweet daar gaan moeilikheid kom. Die verhouding kon voorheen nie werk nie, wat maak dit nou anders. Jan Blom wil sy slegte gewoontes nie laat vaar nie.

  • Roubert - 2011-12-02 12:07

    Dinge is diep en die water ondertoe nie altyd verstaanbaar nie. Julle sukkel om te verstaan, sweepslaan die dier wanneer dit beheer verloor en onmin saai, maar prys dit met rooiwyn en lipstick wanneer dit weerkaats wat jy voel, in jou ore weergalm van briljantheid en waarheid. Ons almal is mos perfek se ek die dwaas. Ons maak geen foute nie, so laat ons die wat op die stage staan kritiseer en verder tyd mors terwyl elke sekonde van ons lewe wat verby gaan nooit weer verby kom nie.

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