ACTRESS Zinhle Mabena appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate Court in Tshwane on charges of murder and attempted murder, of her husband, Robert Ngwenya and his body guard this morning.
But the prosecutor threw the case out and said that her arrest was unlawful.
After spending a night in a holding cell, Zinhle said: "I cannot pretend and begin to explain how traumatic last night was for me to spend a night in police detention. I thank my family, close friends and my legal team for their support and faith in my innocence despite the despicable and utter liars that are spreading against me."
In a statement issued by her lawyer, Joshua Lazarus of Shapiro and Ledwaba Incorporated it read: "I act on behalf of Zinhle and confirm that she was unlawfully taken into custody yesterday but is now a free woman after the NPA declined to place the matter on the roll, because of the preposterous nature of the allegations against our client.
"We can also confirm that nothing plausible was provided to the authorities to link our client to any crime including but not limited to Murder or attempted murder or any conspiracy of sought.
"All these mischievous allegations ironically come from her husband who she has recently filed a divorce against, and against whom our client has obtained an Interim Protection Order."
The cops issued a statement on the morning of 17 February 2021 which read: "A 29-year old female suspect is set to make a first appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 following her arrest on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, on suspicion of being involved in the attempted murder of her husband's body guard.
"Following an intensive investigation into the shooting incident that happened on 28 January 2021, police found evidence that linked the woman to the attempted murder and murder case."