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Gcinile slaps Grootman with interdict

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Social media influencer, Gcinile Twala, has slapped her ex-fiancรฉ, Themba ‘Grootman’ Selahle, with legal papers, temporarily interdicting him from further sharing any nudity or pornographic material of her.

Selahle has also been barred from harassing or sending any threatening messages to Twala.

He will also have to pay his former fiancรฉ’s legal fees for the interdict.

A hearing for a permanent court order has been set down for July in the high court sitting in Johannesburg.

Grootman sparked public outcry after he allegedly shared their intimate videos earlier this week.

Twala, who is a make-up artist, is being assisted by a young female advocate who had responded to anti-GBV group, Women for Change’s X post, calling for Grootman’s arrest.

The reasons why the forex trader, who is also an Instagram influencer, shared the footage remains unknown at this stage.

Social media law specialist, Emma Sadleir, has warned South Africans to refrain from engaging in such actions.

In 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Act into law, making revenge porn illegal in the country.

According to the legislation, nonconsensual distribution of private sexual content is a serious crime that is punishable with a fine of up to R300 000.

The offender can also be sentenced up to four years in prison.

Social media users have taken to X, formerly Twitter, to share their views on the developments.

I love that Gcinile is finally taking legal action towards Grootman. I want that boy to be taught a hefty lesson.

โ€” kรฉn (@KenGlobally) May 23, 2024

#Grootman would burn down his mother’s house just to prove a point about his address being published!!! Uphambene loyamfana.

Big ups Gcinile โค๏ธ

โ€” LebonzSofter ๐Ÿ˜˜ (@ElChaposChick) May 23, 2024

Grootman’s lawyer now#Gcinile pic.twitter.com/0V8y7L95El

โ€” Stock Sa Lepedi (@LepediSa) May 23, 2024

Written by Nokwazi Qumbisa

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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