Honeydew Police have confirmed that a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) has been opened against a suspect that allegedly stabbed renowned musician Zahara.
The Loliwe hit-maker’s arm was apparently stabbed by a beggar while she was reaching to give a ‘bystander’ some money from her car.
Spokesperson for the station, Captain Balan Muthan told Northsider that a case was being investigated.
The incident is said to have taken place outside the perimeters of a shopping centre in Strubens Valley last Tuesday.
The incident caused Zahara to postpone her overseas music concert. In a social media post where she shared photos of the stabbing, she lamented about how people have lost the spirit of Ubuntu.
Her Facebook page read: “I always believe that when you have a loaf of bread, one could always be able to share just a little with someone else. If you have R1 000 surely even a R5 would be worth something to someone. I was due to be in the UK by Wednesday for the Mandela concert however couldn’t make It because Tuesday night just as I drove by Spar in my area I reached out to give “Job Seekers” some money instead they reached out grabbed my arm and stabbed me, tried to open my door, with the intent to cause more boldly harm. It’s very sad that one’s humility and humanitarian beliefs are welcomed in this manner. BU PHELELEPHI UBUNTU (Humanity has vanished)”.
Zahara had to postpone her Mandela Tour to October.
SRT Security, the security company operating at the shopping centre, has advised patrons and motorists not to hand out freebies to the beggars on the streets as some of them have different intentions. “People must stop giving money, food and clothes to the beggars because they will keep coming back for more,” warned Maggie Bezuidenhout, the operations manager of the security company.
Maggie further warned motorists not to entertain the beggars by opening their car window for them, stating that it is believed that these beggars are eyes and ears of the criminals in the community.
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