- Sjava insists that he is innocent and that he did not violate or rape his ex, Lady Zamar
- However, a decision was made to withdraw his award nominations at the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards
- The organisers believe this decision is in the best interest of everyone involved
Sjava has been given a nod of appreciation at the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards in the form of two nominations.
The muso was up for awards in the Favourite Song of the Year and Favourite Music Artist or Group categories.
But he will now miss out on these awards after his nominations were withdrawn. The announcement came after Sjava was also removed from the Cape Town International Jazz Festival line-up.
Sjava has been accused of rape by Lady Zamar, his former girlfriend, and it is costing him dearly.
MultiChoice South Africa executive head of corporate affairs Reggy Moalusi stated that the decision was made as a result of the ongoing investigation into the matter.
"The decision to remove Sjava’s eligibility, including cancelling his performance at the awards is not one that has been made lightly, but we believe is in the best interest of all parties concerned."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that Sjava addressed the allegation made by Zamar with an official statement.
The in-depth and lengthy PR statement was posted on social media for the world to see and he revealed everything pertaining to the claims, including the legal action he has taken against Zamar.
Sjava makes it very clear that he will not let Lady Zamar taint his name any further and he made sure of this by issuing her and her legal posse a summons for a defamation of character case.
The summons was unable to be served due to apparent incorrect addresses given by Zamar’s legal team.
You can read his statement here:
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