Judgment reserved in Mbalenhle Mlotshwa, DJ Black Coffee’s abuse row

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Judgement in the matter between DJ Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee, and former wife Mbalenhle Mlotshwa has been reserved. The Randburg Magistrate’s Court heard an application for a protection order, preventing Black Coffee from entering his former marital home.

Mlotshwa, popularly known as Enhle Mbali, applied for the protection order after she accused Maphumulo of domestic violence.

The two took to the courts following an alleged altercation in their home in March. Maphumulo allegedly slapped Enhle Mbali on the wrist after a disagreement. It is believed Maphumulo was unhappy with a birthday celebration held at the home.

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

Family representative, Themba Mhinga, says 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,” explains 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.

The DJ is opposing the protection order.