Simphiwe Dana appears in court over counter-charges by her ex-fiancé

Simphiwe Dana appears in court over counter-charges by her ex-fiancé

- Simphiwe Dana shared a statement about her time in court recently

- The muso had to appear after her former fiancé, Leshoto Itsweng, laid a counter-charge of assault and crimen injuria against her

- However, the prosecutor did not want to proceed and the case was dropped

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Award-winning musician, Simphiwe Dana, opened up to her fans about her time in court recently.

She had to appear in court after handing herself Norwood Police Station on 16 January.

Simphiwe's ex-fiancé, Leshoto Itsweng, opened a counter-claim against her, accusing her of assault and crimen injuria.

This came after she has opened a case of assault against Lesotho for allegedly abusing her.

However, Briefly.co.za gathered that the prosecutor did not want to prosecute the case and it was dropped.

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Simphiwe expressed her disappointment with the justice system, especially when it comes to the way gender-based victims are treated.

"My experience has been a disturbing revelation about how the criminal justice system can be manipulated to revictimise and harass victims of intimate-partner abuse.
"The swiftness with which the police respond to the countercharges by imprisoning the survivor serves to perpetuate inequality and revictimisation."

However, Simphiwe is not about to give up. She will continue with her case against Lesotho.

"I will continue with my case, and am committed to seeing it through the end."

After her court appearance, Simphiwe was supported by those close to her.

As reported on by Bona magazine, the musician opened up earlier about the alleged abuse she suffered at Lesotho's hands.

"This guy spat in my face. Strangled me. Told me he would slit my throat and get away with it. Said his friend in the police force runs the province.
"In a world where we have sleepless nights for our daughters. A man threatening me in this way will have all my wrath. His name is Leshoto Itsweng."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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