While many are sending birthday wishes to kwaito star, Arthur Mafokate, singer Cici Busisiwe Twala is fighting for justice to be served.
As the abuse case between Arthur Mafokate and singer Cici continues to play out in court, the pair have tackled each other with stinging comments on social media.
Arthur found himself making headlines yet again this week after he received major backlash for initial plans to join the 100 Men March against women and child abuse on Tuesday.
The kwaito veteran, who is currently facing assault charges laid against him by Cici, was slammed for wanting to take part in the march.
In the end, Arthur decided not to attend the march.
Taking to Instagram CiCi posted a picture of an X-ray that shows screws that have been inserted into her body after suffering from alleged physical abuse by the kwaito star.
“Dear @Arthurmafokate Sir how do you maintain not guilty when these are the screws i have as a result of what you have done to me. Where was the constitution when you violated me ,” she asked in the picture’s caption.
In an emotional court testimony in March, CiCi described how she was dragged on the street by Arthur and had to undergo a pelvic replacement procedure as a result.
Arthur, who appeared on Power FM on Tuesday morning to address the debacle, apparently made comments about the alleged abuse, which did not sit well with Cici. The singer shared a picture of what appears to be an x-ray that apparently shows injuries sustained during the alleged altercation between her and Arthur.
Cici questioned Arthur’s ‘not guilty’ stance, which he has maintained throughout the incident.
CiCi and Arthur have been in and out of court and although Arthur has maintained his innocence by pleading not guilty and even pressing counter charges of assault against CiCi, it seems that the kwaito star’s reputation is still at stake.
Arthur hit back at the comments through a statement on Twitter, telling Cici that the only reason he hadn’t commented on her social media posts was for her “own dignity” and “out of respect”. He said he would continue to do so until court proceedings were over.
After making headlines for joining the #100menmarch against the abuse of women and children, Arthur has withdrawn from participating in the event due to alleged threats to his safety and opposition from the public.
“I have decided to no longer participate in the #100menmarch to which I was invited to participate through RISA, SAMRO and SAACYF, due to the opposition I have received for participation as well as threats I, and my immediate family have received,” he wrote in a press release posted to his Instagram account.
“I stand resolute of the rights of women and children and all activities aimed at combatting gender violence and abuse. That I stand accused of having perpetrated violence against a woman does not mean I am guilty thereof.”
Meanwhile, in the wake of the fiasco, SAMRO has announced that it had decided to fire Arthur as a board member, following the “unwanted attention” that has come after he was charged with assault.
The organisation released a statement on its website about the news.