Sjava goes back to living with his mom in KwaZulu-Natal.

Sjava goes back to living with his mom in KwaZulu-Natal.


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With the lockdown imposed thanks to Covid-19 fully swing, entertainers are finding it hard to form ends meet. Celebs like Zodwa Wabantu and DJ Tira has already started food businesses to deal with the downturn in income. Others have had to unload assets to avoid the pits of poverty.

Sjava has moved back home to his mom in KwaZulu-Natal.

“We aren’t getting paid, we can’t work… so this is often a really difficult time for artists immediately. Truly speaking, we don’t know what we’re getting to do now – our things have stopped.

“I’m even back home because I can’t make money. We’ve been suffering, we’re from rock bottom – the ghetto – I’m sure we’ll survive.”

Sjava however, has seen the sunshine at the top of the tunnel together with his new TV gig. Director Mandla Ncgongwane spoke to TshisaLive about the casting of award-winning actor and musician Sjava for the upcoming season of eHostela. As an individual who was on the brink of societal cancellation following rape allegations made by his ex-lover Lady Zamar, Sjava remains soaring at the peak of his career.

His career took an unfortunate dip after Zamar opened a sexual abuse case against him, causing him to lose out on gigs and got pulled out from acting roles. Sjava had joined the cast of Uzalo as a “trigger-happy killer” but his contract was allegedly terminated thanks to the allegations.

A report by an area publication alleged that the general public broadcaster had told Uzalo producers that that they had made an error by casting Sjava.

Acting SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo chatting with an area publication said that the actor was given a contract for a ‘limited storyline’, “The SABC can confirm that Sjava was on a limited storyline on Uzalo, which can conclude naturally.”

Now, after the case against the Umqhele hitmaker got thrown out by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), he has appeared on Uzalo and landed himself another role on eHostela. He are going to be playing the character Fish who may be a villain within the drama series. Mandla told an area publication that he admires Sjava’s work after having worked together on previous before.

“I’ve always admired his work when it involves that, so we brought him in to basically shake things up together of the antagonists within the story, and he’s also doing the music,” he told the publication.

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With the likelihood of viewers boycotting eHostela because Sjava is that the newest addition, Mandla said he’s not worried about like he believes many other abusers and alleged abusers still roam freely. He believes that because his case got thrown out which will attract people more.

“People are craving Sjava, they haven’t seen him during a while. He’s been living under this whole entire thing that has been a sort of a cloud over his life. But now he can express himself.”

In a statement Sjava released addressing these rape allegations, he denied raping Lady Zamar however apologized for the hurt he caused her. Sjava reiterated countless times that the rape accusations are false.

According to Lady Zamar’s statement wiped out an identical manner, she accused Sjava of raping her at a hotel in Thohoyondou, Limpopo. This rape incident allegedly happened in 2017 after a concert that they had both attended.

A local publication had gotten a hold of Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe, who confirmed that the case against Sjava was declined for prosecution on November 5 .

“Last year the case docket was handed over to the senior prosecutor for a choice . On November 5 , the case docket was withdrawn by the director of public prosecutions at court,” he told the publication.


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