Actor Tumisho Masha was reportedly “wrongfully” arrested by police in Polokwane and thrown in a prison cell, after apparently breaking a court order obtained by his estranged wife, Zozibini.
Tumisho and Zozibini have been embroiled in a nasty public split, with charges of assault against the actor being reinstated late last year.
Zozibini also obtained a court order against Tumisho, preventing him from taking their daughter out of the province without her permission.
According to Sunday Sun, Tumisho took their daughter to a wedding in Polokwane, which led to cops swooping in on him.
The publication reports that police sources who were privy to the case told it that police were apparently only supposed to take the child away from him, but went too far.
“They later realised that the court order didn’t say he should be arrested. Their only job was too take the child back,” a police source said.
Tumisho confirmed that he was arrested and spent 13 hours in a cell. “I was attending a wedding with my family and when I handed the child over to police, as per our arrangement, I then got arrested and was locked up,” he said.
Police in Polokwane apparently declined to discuss the “wrongful” arrest.
In October last year, the National Prosecuting Authority reportedly confirmed that assault charges laid against Tumisho by Zozibini had been reinstated, a year after they were initially laid.
The charges were laid after an altercation between them allegedly turned violent in 2016, but were later withdrawn.
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