Teen 'terrified' of Kwaito star

2013-11-13 12:27
Kwaito star Brickz (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Kwaito star Brickz (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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2013-11-05 12:08

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Johannesburg - The teenager allegedly raped by Kwaito star Brickz is terrified of him, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

"When I interviewed the victim she was visibly traumatised," investigating officer Warrant Officer Joel Ngobeni testified.

"She became terrified every time I mentioned Brickz's name."

Brickz, whose real name is Sipho Charles Ndlovu, has been in custody since 1 November for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in March.

In an affidavit submitted as part of his bail application, Ndlovu denied raping the girl and indicated he intended pleading not guilty.

Wearing a striped white shirt he listened attentively to proceedings as he sat in the dock.

'False charges'

Isaac Mokgopi, for the kwaito star, contended the girl was terrified because she lied.

"She laid false charges against the accused. That is why she is terrified."

The girl at one stage stayed with Ndlovu's wife. She and the girl moved to another address on 19 October, five days after the charge was laid with the police.

Ndlovu had been violent towards his wife and had threatened to kill both her and the girl, said Ngobeni.

Mokgopi said the girl's age as recorded in the charge sheet was misleading. She was born on 25 February, and had already turned 17, he said.

Threats

Earlier, Mokgopi told the court that Ndlovu neither committed a crime nor threatened to kill anyone.

"The accused was never arrested from March up to when the charge was laid in October because no crime was committed.

"He never threatened to kill the girl or [his] wife."

Mokgopi asked Ngobeni why Ndlovu was not arrested in March, or on 14 October, when the rape charge was laid with the police.

Ngobeni said he did not know why as he only took over the case on Tuesday. He said Mokgopi was wrong when he said Ndlovu did not rape the girl or threaten to kill her and his wife.

"If that was true, the matter would not be on the court roll," he said.

The bail hearing continues.




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