Zwai Bala, Magesh in court showdown


JOHANNESBURG — TKZee members Zwai Bala and Tokollo “Magesh” Tshabalala met at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court after a “beatdone”.

Bala opened a case against his former friend Magesh after the rapper/singer beat him up in February 26 2014 at Magesh’s girlfriend’s place.

Sunday Sun reports that Bala took to the stand to retell his experience of events.

Bala said Magesh verbally abused his girlfriend in front of him and he called him to order. He said while they talked about another topic, it somehow became a heated debate and Bala decided to leave.

“Magesh started shouting and swearing at me. He called me derogatory names,” said Bala.

“I got into the car and reversed. I stopped the car to talk to his girlfriend to check if she’d be fine since I was leaving.

“The accused came from behind her and hit me across my face with a sharp object. Blood was gushing from my face and my vision was blurred.”

Bala said with his blurred vision he managed to drive himself to Fourways Hospital where the doctor stitched his face.

Magesh pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

This case between old friends was adjourned until next week for cross-examination.

– Sunday World