Cici said she suffered a broken pelvis and other serious injuries and is therefore asking the court to award her R2.5 million in damages. She said she had to undergo hip surgery as a result of the broken pelvis.
Cici’s mother, who was also in court, broke down in tears when he daughter gave her testimony.
Arthur Mafokate had previously taken her to court for supposedly hitting him with a steel chair and biting his arms during a fracas. But the court dismissed the case against Cici, who sued him in turn.
Under cross-examination, Cici, a well known singer, alleged that Arthur Mafokate sexually, financially and emotionally abused her. She didn’t report these abuses because, as TshisaLIVE reported, she was “too scared and didn’t want it to be publicized”
It was an emotional moment for Arthur Mafokate, as he reportedly “broke down in tear,” according to The Sowetan.
The case against will resume on Friday, when two more witnesses, a doctor and a neighbor, are expected to take the witness stand.
So far Arthur Mafokate has maintained his innocence. It is uncertain what he would plead when the court resumes hearing on Friday