Robert ‘Mugabe’ Ngwenya released a statement in which he accused his estranged wife, Zinhle Mabena of physical abuse.
After the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed it would not be forging ahead with the murder and attempted murder charges against the Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena, her husband Robert ‘Mugabe’ Ngwenya has since publicly shined the spotlight on their rocky marriage.
Zinhle was arrested in Pretoria on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, for allegedly conspiring to murder her estranged husband (Ngwenya) with whom she shares a daughter. In the aftermath of the drama, the businessman decided to not directly address the arrest and the assassination plotted against him but rather put the focus on his marriage. His publicist released a statement on his behalf which reveals some intricate details about their five-year marriage.
According to ZAlebs, the statement sees Ngwenya talk about abuse at the hands of his ex-wife. He said that he has a restraining order against her and has reported her to the police as he could not stand being physically hurt by her.
Read the full statement below as quoted by Daily Sun:
“Consciously, I have taught my children, my family and even my wife that abuse in any form is wrong and it must never be tolerated irrespective of who dishes it. That behaviour must be confronted immediately and everyone in the house must never be stopped from reporting such to authorities and law enforcement agencies. It is a principle I teach and live by. To lead by this example, when I, at some point in my own marriage felt abused by my own wife, not only did I seek a restraining order, but I even laid a complaint with the police because I couldn’t stand physical abuse.
“It, therefore, cannot come as a shock or something out of the ordinary if my child or my own wife lay such a complaint against me or any other member of the family. These are the teachings of my family. Let it be noted that divorce is a very draining and emotionally exhausting process for anyone to go through.“
Following her release, Zinhle released a statement of her own where she states that her arrest was unlawful:
“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. 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,” Zinhle’s lawyer, Joshua Lazarus said in a statement.
Zinhle was initially arrested when evidence was reporteldy uncovered at her home linking her to the attempted murder case. Sunday World had alleged at the time that the police arrested Zinhle after they found a gun and a cellphone linking her to the hitmen.
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