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Tinashe Venge
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3 Mar 2018
4:06 pm

Socialite Joyce Molamu found guilty of defaming Uyanda Mbuli

Tinashe Venge

South African TV star, Uyanda Mbuli has finally won a drawn-out court case that found her rival, Joyce Molamu guilty of defamation and crimen injuria.

IDRAND, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 28: Socialite Joyce Molamu outside the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on February 28, 2018 in Midrand, South Africa. Molamu was found guilty of defaming Mbuli in a Facebook post. The case was postponed to March 14 for mitigation. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Sandile Ndlovu)

This saga began in 2017, when Joyce Molamu accused Uyanda Mbuli of having an affair with her (Joyce’s) boyfriend at the time. In retaliation to the believed affair, Joyce Molamu went on to leak Uyanda Mbuli’s contact details to the public before accusing the presenter of having a relationship with her partner.

Molamu took to Facebook to air several frustrations, when she claimed that Mbuli had stolen her “businessman boyfriend” King Maseko. Molamu also labelled Mbuli a “stupid b****” in a series of fiery posts.

 Uyanda did not take these accusations lightly and in July 2017, she opened a case of crimen injuria against Molamu at the Midrand police station. At the time, she demanded a written apology through her legal team.

The matter made its way to court and after hearing both sides of the story, the judge found Joyce Molamu to be guilty of all accused charges.

The decision was made at the Midrand Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and a relieved Uyanda Mbuli affirmed that justice had been served.

She spoke to the Sowetan and said: “It’s difficult to clear your name, especially to people who don’t like you, and I think it’s okay for certain people not to like me but for those who support me, believe me and emulate what I do and see me as a role model, I really have to step up and make sure they have the accurate information,”

According to reports, Joyce Molamu continues to deny the allegations. She is due in court on the 14th of March for sentencing.

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