Arthur Mafokate Axed By The Government. For the longest of time most people felt as if the government and music authorities in South Africa have been turning a blind eye on Arthur Mafokate being accused by ex-girlfriend CiCi of physically abusing her.
Reports by SundaySun stated that Arthur will be amongst the March of 100 men which is aimed at fighting against women abuse. The reports were later proved to be untrue as the government authorities took to Twitter to express that Arthur will not be part of the March.
“Government recognises that Mr Mafokate is facing serious charges of gender based violence and supports that the due legal processes unfold accordingly. The charges faced by Mr Mafokate and his alleged conduct are in direct conflict of the ethos of #100MenMarch and rallying call by government and its partners to create awareness on violence against women and children,” read the statement.
“Government would like to place it on record that it has not invited @ArthurMafokate to be part of the #100MenMarch and GCIS has not appointed him as an ambassador of the march.” Tweeted GovSA.
Arthur told TshisaLIVE that he was aware of the backlash on social media over his decision to join the march but urged more people to join the march.
“I appreciate the support of those that supported my stance and I urge other people to also join the march as it’s for a good cause.”
Musical authorities too which he is part of like RiSA and SAMRO have also taken a stand to recognise the allegations and have promised to take action.