Media mogul Given to be investigated by NPA for previous domestic violence

In happier times. Given and wife Ipeleng Mkhari. Given is to be investigated for previous domestic violence by NPA.

This was confirmed by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), following weekend reports that Given and wife Ipeleng laid charges against each other for an alleged violent dispute at their home in Johannesburg.

Although the assault cases were provisionally withdrawn at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday, the docket was returned to police with instructions to investigate another alleged previous assault case against Given.

NPA spokeswoman Phindi Mjonondwane confirmed there was “new information” which the prosecuting body would like police to get to the bottom of.

“It does not mean this matter is over as there’s new information that has surfaced which the NPA would like police to investigate further,” Mjonondwane said.

Once police had investigated as per the NPA’s directive, the docket would be returned for a decision by the director of public prosecutions, she said.

Given did not provide comment suffice to say: “We said in a statement that we will resolve this matter at home, please respect that.”

The former radio broadcaster is the MSG Afrika Group CEO and founder that owns Power FM, amongst others.


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