Zinhle Mabena has been released from jail after appearing at the Pretoria Magistrate Court where the case was thrown out and the prosecutor said her arrest was unlawful!edia personality and Isibaya actress
“On the morning of 16 February 2021, Zinhle was arrested and detained by the police and held at Olievenhoutbosch Police Station, against her will in a holding cell where she was told she was charged with a case of murder and attempted murder of her husband, Robert Ngwenya,” reads a statement released by Maphuti Perez on behalf of the actress.
On Wednesday (17 February 2021), Zinhle Mabena appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate Court in Tshwane where her case was thrown out and the prosecutor said her arrest was unlawful.
Zinhle Mabena’s legal team said that their client was unlawfully taken into custody on Tuesday but is now free after the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA) declined to place the matter on the court roll.
“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,” said Joshua Lazarus of Shapiro and Ledwaba Incorporated.
Zinhle Mabena’s legal team also confirmed that nothing is plausible was provided to the authorities to link their client to any crime, including but not limited to murder or attempted murder.
“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. All these mischievous allegations ironically come from her husband who she has recently filed a divorce against, and against whom our client has obtained an Interim Protection Order.”
Apparently, Zinhle Mabena and her husband are going through a divorce process and rumor has it that the husband orchestrated the entire arrest. Read the background story [HERE].