Meet Jane Champion she is the teenager who was the victim of severely assaulted by her parents who thought she brought shame to their family because she was dating a black man identified as Aflonce Ncube.
18 year-old Jane Champion from St. Thomas, Swansea is the daughter of 47-year-old Frances Champion and 50-year-old David Champion, she also happens to be the girlfriend of young Aflonce Ncube. Jane graduated in 2010 from Cefn Hengoed community school in Swansea, she is currently enrolled at Swansea university.
Her boyfriend Mr. Ncube worked a restaurant where he was victim of racial aggravated assault and racial abuse by his girlfriend’s parents who yelled the most horrible racial insults.
Apparently it all began when Jane was found in “State of undress” with Aflonce at her home, the parents grabbed him, kicked him in the legs before pushed him out of the door, then they grabbed Jane by her hair and yelled to her for bringing shame to their family.
Jane then went to live with her grandmother until things settle at her home, once she thought they were she moved back, the following month Jane was confronted by her folks who asked her if she was still seeing Aflonce, which she accepted. Jane was punched in her eye, grabbed by her throat and hit repeatedly, while her mother yelled that she deserved the beating because it was her fault, she then punched her and told her that she was bringing shame to the family.
21year-old Alfonce Ncube aka Alfie moved from Zimbabwe 13 years ago he was eight at that time and enrolled at a primary school in Southend, Essex, in 2008 they relocated to Swansea and after he finished school at 18 decided to pursued his business diploma from a local college where two years ago he met Jane. She was sure her parents would not like Alfie because of the color of his skin, so she decided to keep her relationship a secret.
‘I regret it now. I feel a lot of this is my fault for not saying something at the beginning. But I wasn’t sure if they’d be happy about me having a boyfriend.’
Today now that things are much calmer Jane and Alfie tell their side of the story. When media reported that the court stated she was in state of undress, Jane said she was not, but she was in her “lounging-around pajamas”, Alfie was fully dress and they were not doing nothing wrong but snuggling under a blanket watching television, when David Champion returned home, who said “why are you bringing a n***er into my house? when he saw his daughter with her beau.
He then kicked him in his ankles and send him out of the use, Jane was terrified and left to her grandmother, even thought her father told her that if she left she couldn’t come back, but days later Jane received a phone call from her parents telling to come home.
“We had a civilised conversation. said he was unhappy I hadn’t told him about Alfie, but, as I was about to turn 18, I had to make my own choices and he just wanted me to be careful.”
“I was upset, but I knew it had been a shock for him walking in on us, and I also knew that in his own way he was trying to do the right thing, trying to protect me. In his mind he associated black people with gangs and he worried Alfie might be some kind of thug. I told him he wasn’t like that, but he said I needed to think about what I was doing.”
“I thought my parents were coming to terms with it — I didn’t rub their noses in it but they knew we were still seeing each other.”
So when David asked Jane to talk, she wasn’t afraid little did she know that someone told her father they have seen her with a black guy. He asked her is she was still dating Aflonce, which she responded “Yes”
‘He punched me in the face.’ The blow was enough to knock her to the floor.”
David Champion punched his daughter several times, he yelled racist rants, her mother yelled that is was her fault, all while her little sister was watching. Jane was left with blood all over hear face and hair, a black eye, several bruises on one side of her face, her parents left to the restaurant where Aflonce waited tables.
“I recognized David immediately, he was red in the face and stank of alcohol.”
Jane Champion reunited with her parents last month, she forgave them and hope the judge would be lenient. Aflonce and Jane are living together in Swansea, she will soon begin her college studies in study Sports Science, while Mr. Ncube is pursuing his counseling and psychology degree.