Someone is trying to ruin my good name - actress Zinhle Mabena says after arrest

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Actress Zinhle Mabena says there is a conspiracy against her.
Actress Zinhle Mabena says there is a conspiracy against her.
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Drama, drama, drama. That's what has filled Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena Ngwenya's life both on and off screen. The actress hasn't only been dealing with the end of the series, she's now had to defend herself against charges for allegedly plotting to kill her husband. 

Zinhle, who plays Sihle on the series, was arrested on Tuesday morning and accused of plotting to take her husband's life and she says there is a conspiracy against her.

In January, her husband Robert Ngwenya survived a shooting incident in which his bodyguard was killed. 

In a statement, the actress says she knows who is behind the conspiracy.

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“(Zinhle) has been subject to a lot of intimidation and scrutiny by an individual known to her and who has been trying to damage her reputation and ethics.”

This comes after the actress was arrested and detained by the police and held at Olievenhoutbosch Police Station. In the holding cell she was told she was facing charges of murder and the attempted murder of her husband, Robert Ngwenya.

On Wednesday, 17 February she appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate Court in Tshwane where her case was thrown out.

Joshua Lazarus of Shapiro and Ledwaba Incorporated, the law firm representing her, says there is nothing linking their client to the crime.

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I act on behalf of Zinhle and confirm that she was unlawfully taken into custody yesterday but is now a free woman after the NPA declined to place the matter on the roll, because of the preposterous nature of the allegations against our client."

The NPA was not immediately available.

“We can also confirm that nothing plausible was provided to the authorities to link our client to any crime including but not limited to murder or attempted murder or any conspiracy of sought. All these mischievous allegations ironically come from her husband who she has recently filed a divorce against, and against whom our client has obtained an Interim Protection Order,” Joshua says.

Mzansi Magic says they are not able to release a statement just yet.  

This is a developing story.



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