Why did the court rule in favor of Sjava in Zamar’s rape case

Why did the court rule in favor of Sjava in Zamar’s rape case

savaja and Lady Zamar

Based on a belief that the facts or evidence don’t support a successful prosecution, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided to not prosecute musician Sjava for the case of alleged rape filed against him by a fellow musician, Lady Zamar.

Sowetan reports that Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed that the case against Sjava was declined for prosecution a fortnight ago.

“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 On November 5, the case docket was withdrawn by the director of public prosecutions at court. The state declined to prosecute the case because it believed the facts or evidence don’t support a successful prosecution,” explained Ngoepe.

This in regard to an event Lady Zamar (Janet Banda) alleges happened three years ago (in 2017) after a concert at a hotel in Thohoyondou, Limpopo, where the pair were booked to perform.

Though the incident happened in 2017, Banda officially opened a case against Sjava (Jabulani Hadebe) last year in Limpopo.

According to Ngoepe, the case was passed on to the NPA for a choice on whether to prosecute.

Speaking about the alleged incident on a live stream earlier this year, Banda insisted that there had been no romantic relationship between herself and Hadebe before the incident though that they had first met five months prior.

Banda also explained that she had had a breast reduction procedure performed in July of that year. Her doctor advised her that she wasn’t allowed to roll in the hay with anyone for a minimum of six weeks after the procedure.

Neither Sjava nor Lady Zamar’s representation had skilled requests for comment at the time of publishing.

source; instgram/The Citizen