The Legal Battle Ends
After enduring a strenuous five-year legal battle against Jackie Phamotse, Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo are now basking in the joy of Basetsana’s triumphant victory, ready to embark on the next chapter of their lives. On the 19th of September, a significant turning point was reached as the Randburg magistrate’s court declared Jackie guilty on four counts, which included defamation, crimen injuria, and violating a protection order in her case against Basetsana.
The Toll on Their Family
In light of this legal victory, Basetsana and Romeo have released a heartfelt statement, shedding light on how this protracted legal battle has affected their family. It’s a story of resilience, triumph, and the unwavering strength of their familial bonds.
A Moment of Relief
“We are relieved that the saga has now been dispensed with, and our families can finally start a moment of reflection, healing, and recovery,” Basetsana and Romeo share. The toll this ordeal has taken on the bonds of family and friendships has been severe. However, they remain steadfast in their commitment to overcome these challenges together.
The Impact on Their Children
Their children have not been immune to the consequences of these damaging allegations. Basetsana and Romeo express their pain in witnessing their children’s psychological well-being, social lives, and self-esteem suffer unimaginable blows. As business professionals, their ability to pursue sustainable livelihoods was also hamstrung, with some business prospects coming to an abrupt halt.
Gratitude for Support
In their statement, the couple extends their heartfelt gratitude to those who have supported them and their family throughout this trying journey. “We are grateful for the immense support received from family, friends, and the greater South African community at large.” They use this platform to appeal to South Africans to exercise extreme caution when using social media platforms. They implore citizens to refrain from engaging in cyberbullying, making false claims, and defamatory remarks about their fellow citizens. Social media, they emphasize, is a powerful tool for empowerment and education. Therefore, it is critical that it is not used as an outlet to defame, disparage, and besmirch.
In conclusion, the Kumalos’ victory over the allegations has not only marked a legal triumph but also a testament to the strength of family bonds. Their journey serves as a reminder that, in the face of adversity, resilience and unity can lead to ultimate victory.