On Wednesday, City Press reported that Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena had been arrested for alleged conspiracy to commit murder. Following the reports of her arrest, Mabena's lawyer, Joshua Lazarus of Shapiro and Ledwaba Incorporated issued a statement confirming her arrest and saying that it was unlawful.
The statement says that Mabena appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on 17 February 2021 (Wednesday), and that her case 'was thrown out'.
"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" Lazarus said in the statement.
"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 recently filed a divorce against, and against whom our client has obtained an Interim Protection Order."