Sibahle Dlamini, the woman who has accused kwaito star Mdu Masilela of assault, has gone to ground after news of their altercation broke yesterday.
Images of her injuries, including a blue eye, circulated on social media yesterday, while Dlamini chose to remain mum.
They were first shared by a friend identified as actress Mbali Ngiba whose profile said she acted in popular dramas Isibaya, Uzalo and Greed & Desire.
In the post, which she later deleted, she wrote: “Kwaito star #Yokunuka Mdumasilela wiSh**ma” [translated as: Disgusting kwaito star Mdu Masilela sh*t stain].
When called for comment Ngiba said she was not married to Masilela and had never dated him, before hanging up.
Dlamini, a mother of three, works for the SABC and her close friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were shocked at how she suffered.
They said Masilela spent a lot of time with Dlamini and had planned to marry her – something Masilela vehemently denied.
The kwaito icon turned himself in to police on Monday after Dlamini laid a charge of assault.
Yesterday, Masilela said he was remorseful and sent his apology to women in general.
He blamed “poor judg ment” for his actions .
He is out on R500 bail and returns to Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court next month.