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‘Pretoria’s worst bully’ could be brought down by revenge porn case

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The ‘notorious’ Johnny Rocket is facing a myriad of court cases – and he now stands accused of a major revenge porn offence.

John Schuurman, aka Johnny Rockett, is now seeing all of his chickens come home to roost. The Pretoria-based aggressor – who has been dubbed as a ‘notorious bully’ by AfriForum – is facing THREE separate court cases, after his bad behaviour finally caught up with him.

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The man known as ‘Johnny Rocket’ has been accused of bullying a number of victims – Photo: AfriForum / Supplied

Johnny Rockett now accused of ‘revenge porn’ offences in Pretoria

The most recent case concerns a woman he used to date. Lindrie Gouws says that Rockett shared her nude photos with friends, distributing them solely with the intention to cause emotional harm. It’s a classic case of revenge porn – an offence which can result in jail time.

  • Gouws has thanked AfriForum for ‘enabling her’ to hold Johnny Rockett to account, and the lobby group is determined to secure justice

“AfriForum’s private prosecution unit in Pretoria helped Lindrie Gouws to open a case after Schuurman apparently distributed intimate photos of Gouws to her friends with the aim of causing her emotional harm and harm. This so-called revenge pornography case is a first for the unit.”

“AfriForum takes a strong stand against all forms of gender-based violence. Charges were laid at the Sinoville police station today, Friday 23 September, for breach of the Films and Publications Act, breach of the Cyber ​​Crimes Act, as well as crimen injuria.” | AfriForum statement

Who is Johnny Rockett? AfriForum lash out at ‘notorious bully’

In a separate and ongoing case, Johnny Rockett is alleged to have assaulted another ex-girlfriend, Milena Hill, breaking her nose in the process. She approached AfriForum out of concern that her case would not proceed, due to her former partner’s alleged contacts within Pretoria SAPS.

What’s more, Rockett is also being taken to court by another AfriForum-assisted victim. Tyron Treurnich, who was lured to the bully’s flat under false pretences before being physically assaulted, has opened a case this week – and his lawyers have a video of this savage beating in their possession.

Gerrie Nel weighs in on Pretoria ‘repeated offender’

AfriForum Advocate Gerrie Nel has denounced Rockett’s ‘reputation’, saying he ‘will not stand for’ abuses of this kind:

“One of the reasons why AfriForum’s private prosecution unit was established was to deal with bullies, people who use their positions of power – be it political, financial or physical power – to abuse and undermine others. This is something the unit will not stand for.” | Gerrie Nel



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