Shaka Sisulu appeared in court for allegedly assaulting woman


Saturday Star reports that Radio and TV personality Shaka Sisulu was this week brought before the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

On the same day that Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana was charged with assault for attacking a young woman, another prominent activist was meant to appear in the same courthouse for the same reason.The State has claimed he allegedly hit the mother of his child against a door at his Morningside, Sandton home.

It’s understood he made two brief appearances at the court this week, the first time on Monday when he was released on R500 bail. While his case was postponed to Thursday, the same day Manana was appearing – he apparently failed to arrive, with a warrant of arrest issued in response to his absence.

However, the absence was explained to the court during his appearance on Friday, and the case was postponed to next month.

On Friday evening, Sisulu confirmed his appearance at the court and the claims laid against him by the mother of his child.

“I can confirm that indeed she came to my house for a meeting last Thursday morning. We could not reach an agreement and this clearly upset her. I deny the allegations of any kind of assault and am baffled as to how our disagreement on a maintenance issue suddenly turned into an assault claim,” he said.

“My family has since insisted on mediation on this maintenance difference and as we both clearly care a lot about the best interest of our child we have agreed that we shall take this up,” Sisulu said.

Source: Saturday Star


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