After Lady Zamar accused former boyfriend Sjava of rape, brands and festivals have been distancing themselves from the star. Over the past few days, the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Miss Mpumalanga immediately cut ties with Sjava as the legal process unfolds but the SABC has said that it will continue playing the singer’s music.

The SABC has said that it will first let the law take its course in Sjava’s case before it reaches a decision over boycotting his music.

“The SABC respects the rule of law and believes that any allegations levelled against anyone should follow the due process of the law,” acting SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo said in a statement. “Thus at this stage, it is premature for the SABC to take any decision regarding broadcasting Sjava’s music.”

Meanwhile, Sjava admits that he did not rape Lady Zamar and is looking forward to getting his name cleared. “I did not rape her [Lady Zamar]. Ngithe mina [I said] I would follow legal processes to protect myself,” Sjava wrote in a statement on social media last week.

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