- Arthur Mafokate responded to the news that his former partner, Cici Twala, was planning to open a civil lawsuit against him
- The SA musician said he would fight to clear his name
- Arthur also said he would not initiate any legal action against Cici as he wanted to focus on rebuilding his life and career
SA musician, Arthur Mafokate, vowed to fight to clear his name in response to a civil lawsuit brought against him by his former partner, Busisiwe “Cici” Twala.
Last week, Cici announced her intention to sue Arthur after the Midrand Magistrate's Court acquitted him on assault charges brought against him by Cici back in 2017.
According to TshisaLive, Arthur said he was ready to fight anyone who tried to tarnish his name.
“It won’t be the first lawsuit she opens against me or my company. I am ready to vehemently oppose any action by anyone what seeks to tarnish my name any further,” he said.
Despite Cici’s intentions, Arthur said he would not initiate any legal action against his former girlfriend as he was more focused on rebuilding his life and career as a musician.
“My priority is to recover psychologically. I will take each day as it comes.”
Arthur claimed the trial had taken a huge toll on him and he had “lost everything.”
“I lost everything. I literally have to restart my career from scratch. Being labelled a woman-basher made me as persona non grata. I was deeply affected psychologically and emotionally. I have had to get professional help which I can hardly afford.
“Both my parents’ health deteriorated. My family was humiliated both at work and in public. My kids were ridiculed by some uncaring peers – and thanks to those that cared to be there for the, at their time of need. The pain runs eep. We will live with this pain for the rest of our lives,” Arthur told TshisaLive.
Cici and Arthur were caught in a two-year legal battle after an altercation between them had turned violent.
After hearing the judgement, Cici told her followers via a video on Instagram that she would not give up the fight.
“I said to you in the beginning of this whole thing that I will fight for justice to the very end, and this is not the end. This is not going to be our narrative as women. My fight will continue until the truth is brought to light. We’re not done," said Cici.
Meanwhile, a week ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi was divided in its response to the news of Arthur Mafokate's acquittal of assault charges.
This news has been received with a mixed response by South Africans. While many people are upset that Cici apparently lied, others feel the justice system has disappointed them and Arthur shouldn't have been found innocent.
Some people even said they'd not go to the police and sort the matter out themselves.
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