Sunday World - - News - BUCHULE RABA and NG­WAKO MALATJI Rhythm City

FOR­MER e.tv s ac­tor Peter Se­phuma has apol­o­gised to his big sis­ter for al­legedly chok­ing her on Tues­day night.

Se­phuma (60) has also asked his fans to for­give him for al­legedly rough­ing up his girl­friend dur­ing a heated do­mes­tic dis­pute at their fam­ily home in Alexandra, north­ern Joburg.

The pop­u­lar leg­endary ac­tor was ar­rested on Tues­day and ap­peared at the Alexandra Mag­is­trate s Court on Wed­nes­day on charges of as­sault­ing his girl­friend and his sis­ter Queen Se­phuma.

Se­phuma, who played the role of Miles Vi­lakazi on the soapie, told Sun­day World that he and his sis­ter had an al­ter­ca­tion over their fam­ily stand in Alexandra.

Yes I was ar­rested and ap­peared in court on Wed­nes­day. I had an al­ter­ca­tion with my sis­ter and it ended up phys­i­cal. It was a mis­take and I apol­o­gised to my sis­ter. The fam­ily is com­ing to solve the mat­ter and that s all I can say for now.”

The ac­tor, who spent the night in Alexandra po­lice cells, was ap­pre­hended af­ter his sis­ter took the mat­ter to the cop shop.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice state­ment seen by Sun­day World, Se­phuma was in his bed­room with his girl­friend when his sis­ter heard screams com­ing from the room.

She went to the room to find out what was hap­pen­ing and she found him chok­ing the girl­friend. When she tried to re­move him, he turned and choked her too,” reads the state­ment.

Queen said: Im a spir­i­tual per­son. I was in a light trance ly­ing on the floor when Peter ar­rived and tried to help me. When he grabbed and lifted me I screamed for help as I thought he was as­sault­ing me. I then went to the po­lice sta­tion and opened a case against him.”

Queen said she later tried to with­draw the case against him but po­lice re­fused to let her do so.

They told me that I can t with­draw the charge against him and can only do so on April 7 which is his next court ap­pear­ance date.”

The mat­ter will be back in court in April for me­di­a­tion.


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