Local musician Sjava whose real name is Jabulani Hadebe was dropped by popular SABC1 soapie Uzalo 3 months ago due to the on-going investigation of his r_pe allegations against his former girlfriend; Lady Zamar.
According to reports in August this year, the local musician’s character was dropped from the storyline because show-runners weren’t happy with his acting. Previous abuse allegations made against the musician were also said to have influenced the decision.
However, things turned around for the musician when he made his return and was warmly welcomed by South Africans when he debuted on the 6th of this month. Sjava plays a trigger-happy hitman connected to Nkuzi.
Although some fans were happy that the award-winning musician returned to the show, some were throwing eggs at Stain Glass Production for re-hiring him before the final verdict of his r_pe charges were made public.
Well it now looks like the production company knew something that nobody else did and they made the right call by re-casting Sjava as his r_pe case has officially been thrown out.
The court ruled today that there is no evidence to pin Sjava to r_pe and therefore the case was dismissed.
The musician and actor was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Lady Zamar three years ago, and was facing a r_pe charge after Lady Zamar opened a case of r_pe that allegedly happened at a hotel in Thohoyondou; Limpopo, in 2017 after a concert.
Zamar who was accused of lying by Sjava’s fans opened a s_xual assault and abuse case against him last year, which led him to Sjava’s reputation being tarnished and the musician losing a lot of gigs such as Uzalo and many more.
Watch Sjava on Uzalo, weekdays on SABC 1 after Generations The Legacy.