Power FM boss Given Mkhari and wife's assault charges will go ahead
This story has been updated...
There has been another twist to the Mkhari assault story.
Given Mkhari and his wife will appear in court on Monday on assault charges, according to the National Prosecuting Authority. Despite the couple withdrawing charges earlier, the NPA has decided to go ahead.
#GivenMkhari: The National Prosecuting Authority says the charges of assault against MSG Afrika Chairman Given Mkhari and his wife Ipeleng Mkhari have not been dropped.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) July 16, 2018
#GivenMkhari: Spokesperson Phindi Louw-Mjonondwane says the NPA decided to continue with the case in the interest of justice.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) July 16, 2018
#GivenMkhari: The NPA say the pair will be appearing at the Randburg Magistrates court today.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) July 16, 2018
#GivenMkhari: An earlier statement said the charges had been withdrawn and the pair would resolve the issue at home.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) July 16, 2018
It was reported earlier that the sssault charges against Power FM boss and media personality, Given Mkhari, had been withdrawn.
Mkhari has confirmed that there was an incident with his wife on Saturday night but they had both withdrawn charges and counter-charges against laid against each other.
Mkhari is the CEO of MSAG Afrika Investment Holdings, a black-owned media and communications investment company he co-founded in 2002.
He is a founder of Power FM in Johannesburg, as well as Capricorn FM.
#GivenMkhari Power 987 Chairman Given Mkhari will not be appearing in court today.— POWER987News (@POWER987News) July 16, 2018
Mkhari has confirmed that an incident between himself & his wife did occur on Saturday night but both have since withdrawn the charges earlier laid.
The family will be resolving the matter at home
Both Mkhari and wife have issued a statement regarding what had happened.
Statement: Mrs Ipeleng and Mr Given Mkhari. We confirm that an unfortunate incident happened between us in our home on Saturday, 14 July 2018. We both individually reported the matter to the police. We are now withdrawing each case to resolve the matter in the privacy of our home— Given Mkhari (@MkhariGiven) July 16, 2018
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