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Ilse de Lange
1 minute read
22 Feb 2017
6:06 am

Court orders ‘obsessed’ stalker to stay away from former lover

Ilse de Lange

Stefanus Kleingeld turned to the courts after he was warned he would lose his job if his former lover's behaviour did not stop.

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A Carletonville Human Resources manager has obtained an urgent high court interdict to stop his former mistress from stalking him.

Judge Billy Mothle on Tuesday granted an order in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, prohibiting Abigail Gertzen from contacting her former lover, Stefanus Kleingeld.

Kleingeld turned to the court in desperation after his employer gave him a final warning that he would lose his job if Gertzen’s behaviour did not stop.

He said in court papers Gertzen had phoned him up to 30 times in one day on his direct line at work, stalked him at his home and even at church and had laid criminal charges against him for allegedly ignoring a family violence protection order.

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He had commenced an extramarital affair with Gertzen in 2012, which caused the breakdown of his marriage and his wife divorcing him in 2013.

His relationship with Gertzen ended acrimoniously in 2015 and they obtained protection orders against each other, but thereafter resumed their relationship, only to end it again in 2016.

Kleingeld alleged Gertzen had ignored his repeated requests and lawyer’s letters to stop contacting him and constantly bombarded him with phone calls, e-mails and text messages in which she swore at him, called him names and accused him of sleeping with other women.

She also allegedly visited him at his home and caused such commotion that he had to call security and the police to remove her.

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