The assault case against veteran mbaqanga artist David Masondo was postponed again in the Protea magistrate's court yesterday because his attorney was away attending to family matters.
Masondo, lead singer of the famous Soul Brothers, is facing three counts of assault and two of pointing a firearm - allegedly at his terrified wife Nomsa - two weeks ago.
Masondo told the court that he did not know where Victor Mashele was and had expected him to be in court.
The case was then postponed until next Wednesday.
Mashele later told Sowetan that he had family responsibilities to attend to and therefore could not make it to court.
He said he requested someone to arrange Wednesday's date with the court and was to meet Masondo later yesterday.
Masondo was arrested two weeks ago at his home in Mofolo, Soweto.
He spent a week at Johannesburg Prison, and was last week granted R500 bail on condition he did not get into contact with his wife and witnesses.
A family gathering that would have included Masondo and his wife to iron out matters did not take place as planned on Friday, again because Mashele was not available.
Last month Masondo's wife obtained a protection order against her husband, following earlier allegations of assault against him.