Simphiwe Dana Hands Herself To The Cops – Iconic musician, Simphiwe Dana handed herself over to the police, where she was held up in the holding cells.
This transpired after assault charges that she has laid against her ex-fiance Leshoto Itsweng. The songwriter has claimed that the businessman assaulted her. Simphiwe explicated the incident on Instagram on December 27th, “This guy spat in my face. Strangled me. Told me he would slit my throat and get away with it,” she circulated infraction.
Dana advanced to lay charges of assault and intimidation at the Norwood Police Station against him.
Now, on the 13th of January 2019, she was informed that her attacker had laid counter charges against her, of assault and crimen injuria. On Thursday, she handed herself over at the police station.
Dana circulated a statement on social media that features the actions of both her and her ex. The statement also explained that the charges against the singer were dropped and she was released following the prosecutor declined to prosecute the case.
In the statement, she shared her disappointment with the criminal justice system on its treatment of gender-based violence victims.
She shared in part: “My experience has been a disturbing revelation about how the criminal justice system can be manipulated to re-victimize and harass victims of intimate-partner abuse. There appears to be an increasing trend of abusers laying counter-assault charges against their victims as an intimidation tactic.”
She concluded by saying that she will see her case through to the end.