Kwaito muso, Arthur Mafokate, has been acquitted of the assault case against him but the woman who laid the charges to begin with, Cici Thwala, says it's not over. She may have lost the battle, but the war continues.
On 28 August 2019, Kwaito musician, Arthur Mafokate, was acquitted of assault charges laid against him in 2017.
The musician appeared in the Midrand Magistrate's Court, where the ruling was presented. He was accused of assault by his former girlfriend, Busisiwe 'Cici' Thwala, after an alleged altercation turned violent.
Cici isn't discouraged by this and says she will continue to fight against Arthur.
According to ZAlebs, Cici will file a civil case against Arthur. She shared a statement on social media in which she said the war isn't over yet.
A civil lawsuit seeks to hold a person liable for a harmful or wrongful act. If the person who instituted the action is successful, they are compensated.
"I place on record that I will seek redress in alternate avenues, as the dismissal prevents the accused's version from being placed before the court and public."
"My legal team is accordingly instructed to proceed with the civil suit herein. My fight will continue until the truth is brought to light."
She also said she hopes this won't discourage other women from speaking up for themselves and standing up when they've been wronged.
"I will fight for my justice until the very end. This is not the end. This is not going to be our narrative as women," she added.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africans are divided by the court's ruling.
While some people feel Arthur deserves an apology from everyone who has been criticising him, others said the justice system has disappointed them, as well as women in general.
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