Black Coffee expected back in court

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The case against internationally renowned DJ, Nkosinathi Maphumulo also known as Black Coffee, will resume at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.

Maphumulo’s ex-wife, actress Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa, applied for a protection order after she accused him of abusing her.

Earlier this month, Mlotshwa issued a statement outlining the abuses she has allegedly endured at the hands of Black Coffee.

She accused him of allegedly assaulting her at her 33rd birthday dinner at their home in Johannesburg.

In her statement, she said during the marriage she endured emotional, verbal, physical and financial abuse and extramarital affairs.

Meanwhile, Black coffee has denied all the allegations.

In their last appearance, family representative Themba Mhinga said Mlotshwa is seeking protection from the courts.

“We just want justice to be served. Let the law take its course. We are just supporting our sister, you know. The truth will prevail in the end. There is not much we can expect, but for justice to be served and for her to feel safe and not have to worry about whatever she has been worrying about,” says Mhinga.

Founder of the Winnie Mandela Cup, Dr Khumoetsile Moetse, says they believe that it is an essential right for women to be supported.

“We believe that it is essential right now for all women, regardless of whether they have been to court or not, to be supported if they and when they come across any issue that is gender-based violence relate,” says Dr Moetse.

Mlotshwa says she won’t stop fighting until justice is served.

“No matter how small it is, it always escalates. We’ve seen our Karabo’s; we’ve seen our Reeva Steenkamps and I want that to stop today. I will fight with a lot of women fighters that I have rallied around me and I won’t stop until justice is done,” she says.

Individuals who came to support the actress took a stance against Gender-Based Violence: