Cape Town – M-Net has started to distance itself from the now controversial Idols runner-up Mthokozisi Ndaba facing charges of brutal assault, with Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) saying the channel doesn’t know where he is and isn’t speaking on his behalf anymore.
Meanwhile Ndaba (25), who went off the radar after 21-year Neo Tsele laid a charge of assault against him following a bloody Friday night fight over a bottle of booze, has spoken out on the “TeamMthokozisi” Instagram account on Tuesday – the first since the police charge three days ago.
Ndaba says he has decided to fly back to Johannesburg and that people not attack Neo Tsele because "we do not know what issues she may be dealing with".
"In the light of the current allegations and a case opened against me, I have returned to Joburg again to co-operate with the police regarding the matter. In as much as this has affected me, the craft God blessed me with, the family, friends and fans negatively but let us please let our SA law to handle the matter rightfully.” He said he’s pleading with TeamMthokozisi and "everyone not to attack the complainant on social media. We do not know what issues she may be dealing with".
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Mzansi Magic said it condemns any act of abuse, especially against women.
Neo Tsele opened a case of assault against Mthokozisi Ndaba, claiming he beat her up in Braamfontein on Friday night, just days after the conclusion of the 13th season of the FremantleMedia format reality show produced by [SIC] Entertainment.
Mzansi Magic was asked if there are performances or bookings that Ndaba was scheduled to appear. Mzansi Magic says: "Once Idols is completed the booking agent generally handles the contestants’ bookings and their diaries so we are not able to comment to any Mthokozisi might have."