Two actresses were arrested by Midrand police for allegedly sjamboking the caretaker of their complex after an argument over loud music on Friday.
Eve Rasimeni, who portrays “Dikki” in the e.tv drama Z’bondiwe and Mbali Zakwe, who plays “Sindiswa” in the e.tv series Rhythm City, were charged with assault and attempt to cause grievous bodily harm after the fight turned violent and the police were called in.
Rasimeni confirmed the arrest to Sunday World while she was outside the police station.
She said she was celebrating her birthday at her Sandridge apartment around 12pm, when caretaker stormed in and told her to turn down her music because it was too loud.
She stated that she wasn’t violating the complex rules which stipulates that residents cannot play loud music only from 10pm.
The caretaker is reported to have left and later he allegedly cut off the electricity supply.
“I then took a sjambok and went to his office, Mbali followed me. When we arrived in the office, the woman who works with the caretaker started filming Mbali. That’s when hell broke loose,” explained Rasimeni.
“Mbali tried to remove the camera from her face and the fight ensued between them. That’s when we started sjamboking them. The caretaker punched me, grabbed the
sjambok from me, and started beating me with it.”
The actresses were arrested and later released on bail. They returned to the police station yesterday to lay counter charges. Rasimeni and Zakwe are expected to appear in the Midrand magistrate’s court .