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Mbali files for protection order against Black Coffee after ‘assault’ on birthday

South African actress Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa has filed a protection order against estranged husband, International DJ, Nkosinathi ‘Black Coffee’ Maphumulo claiming he assaulted her.

Anti-gender-based violence supporters gathered outside the Randburg Magistrates Court in support of the actress who accused her ex-husband of assaulting her at her 33rd birthday dinner at their home in Sandton.

Mlotshwa said Nkosinathi, who was not invited to the birthday celebrations, hit her hand before pushing her and threatening to shut down the party by calling the police.

Actress Enhle Mbali has lost a court battle against ex-husband DJ Black Coffee
Actress Enhle Mbali previously lost a court battle against ex-husband DJ Black Coffee

The actress said she had reached out to the courts to help her with the domestic violence case, which she wished to keep quiet about.

“It is my duty as a woman to not only fight for myself but for every single woman in South Africa. The time is now,” she said.

“I believe this is one step closer to achieving justice for the perpetrators who have subjected women in this country to GBV. By saying that, I am reminded about Reeva Steenkamp and all the other women who have and who are still suffering from GBV,” she added.

The matter is expected to be back in court later this month on April 28.

Enhle and Black Coffee have been publicly engaging each other ever since their divorce last year. She lost her court bid to compel her estranged husband to fork out millions of rands in legal fees, spousal and child support.