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Update: Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena unlawfully arrested, lawyer speaks out

Actress Zinhle Mabena appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate Court in Tshwane on charges of murder and attempted murder, of her husband, Robert Ngwenya, and his bodyguard this morning.

But the prosecutor threw the case out and said that her arrest was unlawful.

After spending a night in a holding cell, Zinhle said: “I cannot pretend and begin to explain how traumatic last night was for me to spend a night in police detention. I thank my family, close friends, and my legal team for their support and faith in my innocence despite the despicable and utter liars that are spreading against me.”

In a statement issued by her lawyer, Joshua Lazarus of Shapiro and Ledwaba Incorporated it read: “I act on behalf of Zinhle and confirm that she was unlawfully taken into custody yesterday but is now a free woman after the NPA declined to place the matter on the roll, because of the preposterous nature of the allegations against our client.

“We can also confirm that nothing plausible was provided to the authorities to link our client to any crime including but not limited to Murder or attempted murder or any conspiracy of sought.

“All these mischievous allegations ironically come from her husband who she has recently filed a divorce against, and against whom our client has obtained an Interim Protection Order.”

The cops issued a statement on the morning of 17 February 2021 which read: “A 29-year old female suspect is set to make a first appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 following her arrest on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, on suspicion of being involved in the attempted murder of her husband’s body guard.

“Following an intensive investigation into the shooting incident that happened on 28 January 2021, police found evidence that linked the woman to the attempted murder and murder case.”

-daily sun

In other news – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena arrested for attempted murder on her hubby, his bodyguard dies

An actress from Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya that recently got canned will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate Court today, 17 February. Zinhle Mabena was arrested on Tuesday, 16 February on suspicions of being involved in the attempted murder of her husband.

Zinhle Mabena

During the alleged attempt, which took place on 28 January, the husband’s bodyguard died. According to Gauteng SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele, evidence that linked the actress to the murder and attempted murder was found. Learn More

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