Citizen Reporter
2 minute read
5 Jun 2017
11:21 am

Malema questions ANCWL’s silence on Arthur Mafokate’s ‘domestic violence’

Citizen Reporter

Mafokate was arrested and spent a night in prison after his girlfriend, Cici, opened a charge of assault against him.

Arthur Mafokate. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Jan Right)

EFF leader Julius Malema has questioned the ANC Women’s League’s silence on allegations of domestic violence against Kwaito king and ANC supporter Arthur Mafokate.

The league has released a statement on the allegations that President Jacob Zuma owned a mansion in Dubai, but is yet to comment on the Mafokate reports, especially in a time when women abuse is rife in the country.

“Waiting for ANC Women’s League statement on allegations of domestic violence against ANC mascot Arthur Mafokate,” Malema tweeted on Sunday.

Some of his followers commented and told him he would be waiting for a long time, as the musician was an ANC supporter.

Malema’s statement comes after singer Busisiwe Twala, popularly known as Cici, opened a case of assault against Mafokate, who she called “my boyfriend” in a police statement.

Mafokate allegedly dragged her on the street with his car during an argument after receiving a phone call from another woman while they were in the bedroom on Thursday evening, reported Sunday World.

Mafokate reportedly answered the call outside, leaving Cici suspecting he was talking to a nyatsi.

After hearing a giggle from Mafokate, Cici then asked him who he was speaking to, but he refused to reveal the identity of the woman who was making him giggle.

An argument then started after she tried to grab the phone from him. Mafokate then went outside and got into his car while cursing and telling her not to argue with him in the presence of his children.

She went after him and pleaded with him to open the door of the car, but Mafokate refused and allegedly drove off while she was still holding the handle. She was reportedly admitted to Waterfall Hospital in Midrand for the injuries she sustained during the incident.

Mafokate was subsequently arrested, but reportedly opened a counter charge against Cici.

Police told the publication Mafokate claimed Cici assaulted him with chairs and tables while they were wrestling for his phone.

He further said he was not aware she was still holding on to the car when he drove off in an attempt to avoid the escalation of the fight.

Mafokate appeared at the Midrand Magistrates’ Court on Friday for common assault and was released on R500 bail.

The case was adjourned indefinitely for further investigation.