Jackie Phamotse Returns to Court for Sentencing After Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo Saga, SA Relieved

Jackie Phamotse Returns to Court for Sentencing After Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo Saga, SA Relieved

  • Jackie Phamotse recently returned to court for sentencing but the matter has been postponed due to a delay from the social worker's side
  • This comes after the controversial author lost her case against Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo
  • Mzansi is seemingly relieved about Jackie's downfall, saying the author needs to be punished
Jackie Phamotse's sentensing hearing got postponed
Jackie Phamotse's sentencing hearing in her case involving Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo has been postponed. Images: jackie_phamotse
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Jackie Phamotse returned to court for sentencing, although it did not go as planned. According to reports, the disgraced author's sentencing for claims against Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo has been postponed and netizens are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for more drama to unfold.

Jackie Phamotse's sentencing gets pushed back

Jackie Phamotse made her way to the Randburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, for her sentencing hearing.

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The Bare author was found guilty in 2023 of two counts of crimen injuria, with one count of defamation and another of contempt of court related to the 2018 Twitter (X) posts she made about Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo that also raised questions about the businessman's sexuality.

According to Daily Sun, due to delays in the social worker's report, Jackie's case has been postponed to Tuesday, 5 March 2024 for the social worker to decide whether she must be fined, sent to jail or suspended.

X user lupingcayisa revealed in a post that Basetsana Kumalo would present her victim impact statement at the sentencing, detailing how Phamotse's crimes impacted her and her family's lives:

Mzansi weighs in on Jackie Phamotse case

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Netizens believe that Jackie needs to be punished for the damage she did to the Kumalos' reputations, saying it would be an example to keyboard warriors:

lupingcayisa said:

"Jackie must wear that orange overall. You don’t besmirch, lie to the public, disrespect the court, demonstrate zero remorse and expect to be treated with kid gloves. Her unwarranted actions towards the Kumalos were vile and she must bear the corresponding consequences."

mosika40134 wrote:

"She's getting arrested."

mdu1mbatha speculated:

"Probably six months to three years."

mzontsunduntuli posted:

"Punishment is a must. Perhaps a fine that is equivalent to the cost of impact on the victims."

Jackie Phamotse makes sentencing request

In more Jackie Phamotse updates, Briefly News shared the author and her legal team's request after she lost her battle with the Kumalos.

Phamotse and her team are advocating for a lighter sentence, which would not see her serve behind bars for her actions.

Source: Briefly News

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