Sithelo’s safety a concern after Andile ‘violated protection order’
DJ and influencer Sithelo Shozi’s lawyers are worried about her safety after her ex-boyfriend and father of her two children, Andile Mpisane, allegedly violated an interim protection order against him.
According to Daily Sun, a warrant of arrest has been issued for the musician and footballer who is the son of Royal AM Football Club president Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize.
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WARRANT OF ARREST AGAINST ANDILE MPISANE
The publication reports that the Makhwapheni hitmaker allegedly followed Sithelo to a club in Cape Town where she was booked to perform in January. In addition, the Forever hitmaker has been receiving threats from unknown numbers.
Sithelo’s lawyer Mabu Marweshe, of Marweshe Attorneys, said that the warrant of arrest was issued on Friday, 3 March, by the Durban Magistrates Court.
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POLICE TELL SITHELO TO WAIT
However, Andile has not yet been arrested. Sithelo’s lawyer claimed that when she went to the Durban North police station to have the Royal AM chairman and footballer arrested, she was turned down.
“She was advised to wait until the perpetrator violates the order again. We are worried about her safety but we have faith in the law that they will do what they are mandated to do and protect the vulnerable victims of never-ending GBV-related abuse,” he said.
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Happy Godi, who is Andile’s lawyer, refused to comment. He said he needed the court’s permission to comment on the merits of domestic violence matters.
WHY DID SITHELO OBTAIN A PROTECTION ORDER AGAINST ANDILE?
In December last year, TshisaLIVE reported that the influencer had filed for a protection order to get Andile to refrain from calling and abusing her.
This came after Sithelo had taken to her social media in August of the same year to accuse the footballer of physical assault.
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At the time, Sithelo shared images of her swollen face as well as an audio clip of a telephonic discussion she claimed was between her and her now-ex. In the clip, a man she identified as Andile could be heard hurling insults at her and threatening her.
Additionally, the DJ also revealed she had partnered with the NPO Women For Change to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV).