- Sjava has been cleared of rape charges after the case against him was dismissed by the court
- According to authorities, the case did not have sufficient evidence that would lead to a prosecution
- Mzansi social media users shared their thoughts about the conclusion of the dramatic saga
Singer and actor Sjava is a free man. The media personality was accused of rape by his ex girlfriend Lady Zamar, but it seems that the court has decided not to prosecute.
It was reported that the case was declined for prosecution two weeks ago. According to the publication, Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed this.
“On November 5, the case docket was withdrawn by the director of public prosecutions at court."
The Sowetan further reported that NPA spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said that the state declined to prosecute because it believed the evidence did not support a successful prosecution.
Sjava was accused of rape by musician ex Lady Zamar. According to Zamar, the incident happened in a hotel in Limpopo in 2017.
She opened a case at a police station last year after a public break-up from Sjava. Zamar, however, refuted claims of being in a romantic relationship with Sjava. She said that they were only getting to know each other.
Mzansi social media users have shared their thoughts on the verdict. Twitter user ChrisExcel102 said:
"Sue and cover all the money for the shows you've lost.
"You need sue her hundred thousand million and what?? Eish Sjava, I mean this money R100 000 000 000 000..."
"Sjava must sue Lady Zamar ASAP!"
"Very glad for Sjava, I'm just wondering how many men weren't lucky enough to have false cases thrown out, how many of them are serving sentences for rapes they didn't commit... Our sisters' rape is a very horrible ordeal and I wouldn't wish it on anyone but please don't lie."
"Which means two things, lack of evidence or that girl was just lying. Let's see if Sjava counter-sues. Someone must be made an example of."
"Oh please, we have a very low conviction rate you mean to tell me that 14% of convictions are innocent men..."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Sjava took to social media to release a short video denying the allegations levelled against him by former girlfriend, Lady Zamar. In the lengthy footage, Sjava sheds some details about the ongoing court case against him. The Mzansi singer said that he has been silent because his legal team told him that he is not allowed to speak about it online.
He says that he realised that his silence was confusing people and so he decided to speak out. He revealed details about his relationship with Lady Zamar. He shared that the pair dated from 2017. The singer said he told Lady Zamar that he had another woman in his life and she was initially fine with it.
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