Mdu Masilela victim out of reach - Dlamini's friends in a state of shock

Sibahle Dlamini, the woman who has accused kwaito star Mdu Masilela of assault, has gone to ground after news of their altercation broke yesterday.

Images of her injuries, including a blue eye, circulated on social media yesterday, while Dlamini chose to remain mum.


They were first shared by a friend identified as actress Mbali Ngiba whose profile said she acted in popular dramas Isibaya, Uzalo and Greed & Desire.

In the post, which she later deleted, she wrote: "Kwaito star #Yokunuka Mdumasilela wiSh**ma" [translated as: Disgusting kwaito star Mdu Masilela sh*t stain].

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When called for comment Ngiba said she was not married to Masilela and had never dated him, before hanging up.

Dlamini, a mother of three, works for the SABC and her close friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were shocked at how she suffered.

They said Masilela spent a lot of time with Dlamini and had planned to marry her - something Masilela vehemently denied.

The kwaito icon turned himself in to police on Monday after Dlamini laid a charge of assault.

Yesterday, Masilela said he was remorseful and sent his apology to women in general.

He blamed "poor judg ment" for his actions .

He is out on R500 bail and returns to Hillbrow Magistrate's Court next month.