SEASONED actor and TV presenter Fezile Mpela and his estranged wife, Marilyn, have been playing cat and mouse.
The ex-couple has been involved in many legal battles, ranging from allegations of physical abuse to theft. The 45-year-old former Isidingo actor can finally breathe a sigh of relief after charges of assault were withdrawn against him.
Marilyn had opened a common assault case against him, but the charges were withdrawn by the Newlands Magistrates Court two weeks ago.
According to court sources, who cannot be named because they are not authorised to talk to the media, the withdrawal of the case was as a result of both parties reaching consensus.
“The case was closed because the two parties decided to reach an out-of-court settlement,” said the source.
Sunday Sun earlier reported that Fezile had spent time at the smelly Fairland Police Station’s holding cells after his estranged wife had accused him of slapping her during a verbal altercation at their Northcliff, north of Jozi, home.
When contacted for comment, the veteran actor, who also appeared on SABC2’s Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan, refused to air his views on the matter.
“I have nothing to say about it, thank you for the call,” he said.
He also refused to discuss details that led to the withdrawal of the case.
Marilyn also refused to comment when the SunTeam contacted her.
“I have nothing to say to you,” she said when questions were put to her.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Phindi Louw-Mjondondwane, told Sunday Sun: “The case has been finalised through alternative dispute resolution management.“The wife or partner no longer wanted to continue with the case,” she said.
– Sunday sun