Zandi Nhlapo dodges assault charges

Zandi Nhlapo (Supplied- Cooking Gospel
Zandi Nhlapo (Supplied- Cooking Gospel

Johannesburg - Assault charges against TV presenter, Zandi Nhlapo have been dropped.

This after her cousin, M'fiso Nhlapo withdrew the charges against the Cooking Gospel host.

According to police spokesperson Thuli Ngwenya, M'fiso had withdrawn the charges against Zandi after a family discussion.

"I can confirm that the charges were withdrawn on Friday. The reasons given for the withdrawal was because the suspect was a family member of the complainant and the matter had been dealt with internally," Thuli tells The Juice.

There were earlier reports in the Sowetan that the charges may have been dropped after Zandi gave M'fiso R400, and that police may have put pressure on him to withdraw the charges.

Thuli has denied the claims, saying police played no part in the negotiations and explained that officials were not privy to any details on how the decision to drop the charges were made by the family.

Last week The Juice reported how M'fiso had opened up a case of assault against Zandi after she apparently kidnapped and tortured him for stealing a generator (more on that here).