Arthur Mafokate found not guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend CiCi

Cici and Arthur Mafokate during happier times. Photo: Instagram
Cici and Arthur Mafokate during happier times. Photo: Instagram
Daily Sun

Self-proclaimed "king of kwaito" Arthur Mafokate was acquitted in the Midrand Magistrate's Court on Tuesday of assault charges which his former girlfriend, singer Busisiwe "CiCi" Thwala, laid against him.

In March, CiCi claimed Mafokate dragged her on the street in June 2017 and that she had to undergo a pelvic replacement procedure as a result.

According to a statement by Nakeng Attorneys, who represented Mafokate, he had maintained innocence. 

In March, Thwala told the court the dispute started when she tried to end her romantic relationship with him, eNCA reported. 

She reportedly claimed Mafokate got angry, took her phone and got into his car. She then grabbed the driver's door handle and Mafokate drove for a distance of about 300m, dragging her along.

She claimed she was admitted to hospital and had to undergo hip surgery after the alleged altercation, Times Live reported. 

According to Drum, Thwala took to Instagram where she posted a picture of an x-ray that shows screws that have been inserted into her body after suffering from alleged physical abuse by the kwaito star.

"Dear @Arthurmafokate Sir how do you maintain not guilty when these are the screws i have as a result of what you have done to me. Where was the constitution when you violated me ," she asked in the picture's caption. The picture has since been removed.

Mafokate's lawyer, Daniel Nakeng, told The Star that the court had reached the conclusion that there was no reason to convict his client as there was no evidence linking him to the incident.

"The court found that Ms Thwala was the aggressor. She was the one holding onto the door. It's not like she was tied to the car and dragged. If she had let go of the door she would have not been injured," Nakeng reportedly said.

GET THE NEWS at your fingertips and download the News24 app for Android here now. Get it for your iPhone here.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When planning for the Black Friday sales do you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Save, research and plan ahead, preparing to make the most of it?
8% - 855 votes
Wait and see what looks like a good deal on the day?
14% - 1608 votes
Have no interest in spending more money this year?
78% - 8746 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.40
(+0.12)
ZAR/GBP
20.53
(-0.08)
ZAR/EUR
18.25
(+0.28)
ZAR/AUD
11.24
(+0.40)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(+0.74)
Gold
1838.79
(-1.75)
Silver
23.60
(-2.35)
Platinum
929.00
(-1.38)
Brent Crude
45.18
(0.00)
Palladium
2343.00
(+1.44)
All Share
57147.31
(+0.94)
Top 40
52478.55
(+1.08)
Financial 15
11337.90
(+0.62)
Industrial 25
79917.53
(+1.49)
Resource 10
51771.17
(+0.65)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo