- Tumi Sole was recently accused of raping a woman in a Durban hotel room, allegedly infecting her with HIV in the process
- Tinah Mashiloane, the woman who levied the accusation against the lawyer, has issued a public apology for her claims
- Her comments were found to be false and defamatory and citizens are up in arms over the unfounded rage they manufactured
Tinah Mashiloane has been forced to admit to her misleading allegations against legal boffin and activist Tumi Sole.
The #AmINext movement had seen countless people flocking to social media to share their harrowing stories of abuse, and Tinah had apparently seen fit to throw false allegations into the mix.
In her apology letter, posted to social media, Mashiloane admitted to threatening Sole's family since as early as August, creating a 'fake account' to repeat the allegations.
After receiving a legal letter at the beginning of September, Tinah had denied posting the claims. But with the apology letter, the truth was revealed:
"In this regard, this letter serves as my official admission that I was the one who posted the false and defamatory allegations on @HelpSurvivers2, and I would like to take this opportunity to profusely apologise to Mr Tumi Sole, his entire family, #CountryDuty, the directors of #CountryDuty and the members and supporters of #CountryDuty for the pain and suffering that I have caused everyone. I was never at a Durban hotel with [Sole] nor was I ever raped by him."
Mashiloane says she realised her claims 'might have derailed' some of the work that Sole had done for South Africa, most notably his contributions to the uprising over gender-based violence and femicide.
Briefly.co.za gathered that citizens have taken a dim view of the situation, condemning Mashiloane's actions. Take a look at some of their responses below:
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