Social media reacts to Sjava’s rape case being thrown out by NPA

Afro-soul singer Sjava.
Afro-soul singer Sjava.
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Award winning musician Sjava can now breathe a huge sigh of relief after the rape case against him, opened by his singer ex-girlfriend Lady Zamar, was thrown out of court by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

On Monday night, Sowetan reported that the NPA threw out the rape case opened against Sjava, whose real name is Jabulani Hadebe, on the grounds that they believed “the facts or evidence do not support a successful prosecution”.

South Africans was initially shocked to learn that Sjava and Lady Zamar, whose real name is Yamikani Janet Banda, were in a two-year relationship when they confirmed their split. Soon after that, it was confirmed that Lady Zamar had opened a case of rape against Sjava.

Earlier this year, Sjava posted a video on social media where he denied raping Lady Zamar. He however apologised for the hurt he caused her but reiterated countless times that the rape accusations were false.

According to Lady Zamar’s statement done in a similar manner, she accused Sjava of raping her at a hotel in Thohoyondou, Limpopo. She alleged that the incident happened in 2017 after a concert they had both attended.

Social media users were divided with some defending Sjava, while others were backing Lady Zamar’s allegations.

People were again divided on social networks as they reacted to the news of the rape case being thrown out.

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