Neighbour from hell courts disaster after reign of terror
Port Elizabeth man receives 18-month suspended sentence after long-running feud with neighbour
A long-running feud between neighbours that began with one calling the other a “bloody sexless moffie” has reached its latest legal landmark in the form of a prison sentence and a court order declaring the aggressor a vexatious litigant.
It was in 2014 that retired police officer Jacques Gouws, 54, launched an attack on his neighbour, Carel du Preez, and put a poster in his window saying “Cross-dressing moffies are banned from knocking or loitering outside door”.
The six years since have been marked by numerous criminal and civil court appearances, protection order applications, interdicts and unsavoury headlines...