Jackie Phamotse faces charges of harassment

The court has ordered Jackie to never speak about Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo 

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Jackie Phamotse  | Drama

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Last month, media moguls, Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo put out a statement on social media about their decision to take legal action against author, Jackie Phamotse, following a series of tweets that sparked controversy on social media. After appearing in court earlier today, the judge has ruled against the author and in favour of the Kumalos. 

Following Phamotse's mischievous tweet that alluded that Basetsana asked Jackie's friend not to put out a video of her husband Romeo in a compromising position, Magistrate Helen Banks charged Phamotse with harassment at the Randburg Magistrate's Court earlier today in addition to granting Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo a protection order. 

Jackie was ordered to remove her tweets and refrain from speaking publicly about the couple or she will face jail time. 

Co-accused Ronnie Mckenzie also faces charges of harassment for sharing a screenshot of Jackie’s malicious tweet in a private WhatsApp group chat which he is an administrator of.

After the court proceedings, a journalist present outside of the court asked Basetsana how she felt to which she simply responded by saying: “Vindicated and very blessed that my family's name has been restored." 

Watch as an appeased Basetsana walks out of the courthouse below:

Phamotse who allegedly left the courthouse trembling, took to Twitter, simply writing: "Brave! courageous! Solid and resilient."

UPDATE: 

Kumalo took to Instagram to thank her followers for their support in addition to publishing the full verdict in her caption:

The verdict reads: 

FINAL PROTECTION ORDER:

The respondent is prohibited by this court from;

a) Engaging in or attempting in engaging in harrassment of the complainant 

b) Enlisting the help of another person to engage in harrassment of the complainant 

c) Making any malicious allegations on any Social Media Platform with regards to the complainant 

The court further imposes that the respondent remove all malicious allegations against the complainant from any Media Platform. This Protection Order is valid for an indefinite period. 

Should the respondent violate the above, a warrant of arrest will be issued resulting in a sentence of 5 years in jail.

Thank you for always believing the best of us and your unwavering support through the most vicious attack on our family. Some of you do not even know us personally, yet you have shown us tremendous love and support during this hurtful time. For that, we thank you. Below is the verdict against Jackie Phamotse, who made salacious, diabolical, outlandish and fictitious utterances about our family. FINAL PROTECTION ORDER: The respondent is prohibited by this court from; a) Engaging in or attempting in engaging in harrassment of the complainant b) Enlisting the help of another person to engage in harrassment of the complainant c) Making any malicious allegations on any Social Media Platform with regards to the complainant The court further imposes that the respondent remove all malicious allegations against the complainant from any Media Platform. This Protection Order is valid for an indefinite period. Should the respondent violate the above, a warrant of arrest will be issued resulting in a sentence of 5 years in jail. Thank you once again. Siyabulela, re a le boga, siyabonga. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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