Sjava has denied rape allegations laid by ex-girlfriend, Lady Zamar. She has opened a case of rape against her ex-boyfriend and fellow musician Sjava.
According to Lady Zamar whose real name Yamikani Janet Banda, Makhubo raped her in a hotel in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, after both performed at a concert they were booked for.
A case was opened at the local police station in November 2019 and it has been passed on to the National Prosecution Authority for a decision on whether to prosecute.
Banda also took to Twitter to detail her experience during her relationship with Makhubo including alleged abused suffered at his hands. The tweets, however, have since been deleted.
The rapper further explains in details why he has remained silent during this time and why he broke his silent.
“It has now become impossible to remain quiet” says Sjava.
Sjava released the following statement concern current allegations presented by Lady Zamar,
According to statement obtained by Sunday World, Lady Zamar alleged that Sjava raped her at the Porche Villa Hotel in Thohoyandou after their performance at the Royal Heritage festival in Venda, Limpopo, on September 9 2017.
Detailing the incident, the Collide hitmaker alleged Sjava had invited her to his hotel room after their performance at the show.
They had travelled to the hotel in separate vehicles. She alleged that when they arrived in the hotel room, Sjava slept but she didn’t.
Sjava woke up in the morning and started kissing her and she kissed him back.
Sjava then performed oral sex on her and when she tried to stop him, he put on a condom and penetrated her, she said.
The police statement captures the incident thus: “He woke up and started kissing her and she kissed him back. And he started taking her clothing of (sic) and she kept quite (sic) and did oral sex.
He took the condom and put it on his penis and penetrated her. She tried to stop him during the oral sex but he did not stop.
She just let it happen as he was stronger than her. She was crying as it was painful.
When he finished he got o and held her and told her to sleep on the same day at 12:00.” Lady Zamar said after the rape incident, she and Sjava had travelled back to Joburg together in the same vehicle. She said she has never been herself since the alleged incident.
Limpopo police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed Lady Zamar had opened a case of rape against Sjava.
He said the police have completed their investigations and referred it to the National Prosecution Authority for a decision on whether to prosecute.
“We confirm that a case of rape was opened on 2019-11-14 at Lyttleton SAPS in Gauteng province. It was then transferred to Thohoyandou SAPS in Limpopo on 2019-11-22 for further handling as the alleged incident was reportedly committed in Thohoyandou policing precinct,” he said.
Mojapelo said although Sjava was questioned by the police, he was not arrested due to the complexity of the case.
“The alleged incident reportedly happened on 2017-09- 09 and the case was only opened after two years and this requires meticulous investigations, as in other cases, to ensure that every piece of information is properly followed up,” he said.