DJ Sithelo Shozi has filed for a protection order against the father of her children, who is also her ex-lover and employer Andile Mpisane. The allegations made by Ms. Shozi have been dismissed as false by Mr. Mpisane’s family; however many organizations such as Women For Change are showing their support for Ms. Shozi due to their understanding that these allegations are likely true. Speaking about the abuse suffered at the hands of her former lover and boss, she said
“The father of my children beat me to a pulp while I was pregnant with our last child, and I had to wait 3 days to find out if my baby would survive. The last draw was when the father of the children started questioning the paternity of our last child – after everything that I silently withstood.”
“My children are far too young to live with a mother who is being bullied, intimidated and still facing abuse. I am a human being too and this kind of abuse has gone on for too long. I want freedom and justice.”
The mother of three wants the protection order granted as Andile has threatened to kill her.
“The father of my child still calls threatening to kill me. Even though I’ve moved out of our joint home with the children, he has managed to find out where we now live.”
“I have filed for a protection order against the father of my children. The hearing for the granting of a final protection order against him will be heard on the 31st October 2022 at the Point Waterfront Magistrate’s Court,” she said.