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Lady Zamar’s name dragged after learner takes his own life

Songstress Lady Zamar’s name was unexpectedly dragged after a high school student took his own life. Lady Zamar hasn’t been able to catch a break on social media after she alleged that her former partner fellow artist Sjava raped her in late 2017. In November 2019, Lady Zamar laid a case of rape against Sjava…

In November 2019, Lady Zamar laid a case of rape against Sjava of which the public was only made aware in March 2020.

Alleged she was raped by the accused after the two performed at the Royal Heritage Festival in Limpopo in 2017.

The case was thrown out of court and Sjava denied the allegations levelled against him.

Bafana Sithole

A teenage boy, Bafana Sithole from Mpumalanga, started trending on Twitter over the weekend after it was reported that he had taken his own life.

It was alleged a fellow learner falsely accused Sithole of rape.

He was found hanging in one of the classrooms last Thursday.

The Mpumalanga Department of Education confirmed that the police are investigating the incident.

As the reports circulated, some compared Sithole’s tragedy to Zamar accusing Sjava of sexual assault and rape.

Some commentators and fans of Sjava believe Zamar falsely accused the musician of rape and her name was dragged into the story, as they harshly criticised her.

Lady Zamar commented on the tragedy, tweeting: “I keep getting [tagged] on this. It’s terrible reading such. No one should ever lie about getting raped. r.i.p to the young man Bafana Sithole”.

There was a heated debate among those defending Zamar, arguing that just because the case was thrown out doesn’t mean Sjava is innocent, nor did she admit to falsely accusing him of sexual assault.

Twitter debates over Lady Zamar’s comment and Sjava’s past.

Did Lady Zamar admit to wrongfully accusing Sjava of rape or just because the case got thrown out of court due to lack of evidence people assume it’s because she lied?

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