The assault case against actor Sello Sebotsane has been postponed to August 22. Sello has been accused of assaulting his actress wife Shoki Sebotsane.
Shoki Sebotsane is most famous for acting as Celia Kunutu the mother and stepmother of Rachel Kunutu and Nimrod Kunutu in the soap, Skeem Saam.
According to SowetanLIVE, the postponement was to allow for arrangements to be made for a special court sitting where the actor’s pre-teen daughter will testify on-camera.
Sebotsane appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court where he stands accused of domestic violence and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
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Sebotsane and Shoki made headlines two years ago when she claimed that he had been physically abusing her during their 10-year marriage.
Addressing the court as a first witness, social worker Booi Makhubele told the court that the child will not be able to testify in front of a normal courtroom.
“The child is traumatised … it will be in the best interest of the child to testify in a special court,” Makhubele said.
A group of protesters who had posters written “Justice for Shoki” and “No to Women Abuse” sang and chanted outside court.
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