Basetsana, Romeo Kumalo win defamation case against Jackie Phamotse

Popular author Jackie Phamotse was found guilty in the Randburg magistrate’s court on Tuesday, 19 September for a defamation case brought against her by former Miss SA Basetsana Kumalo and her husband Romeo KumaloSunday World reports that businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo and Romeo Kumalo breathed a sigh of relief after celebrity author Jackie Phamotse was found guilty of crimen injury, criminal defamation and contempt of court.





Speaking to the media after the victory, Basetsana said the judgement is for all of us, it’s for her children who had to live in shame over the last five years and for her parents. The former Miss South Africa also shed tears of joy as the magistrate announced the verdict.

Phamotse was found guilty of four counts of crimen injuria over a tweet she posted in 2018 about an alleged explicit video involving Basetsana’s husband Romeo.

“Having regard to the totality of the evidence, the court is satisfied that the state has proved its case against Ms Phamotse on all four counts beyond reasonable doubt”.

Sentencing expected to take place on 24 Award-winning TV personality Bonang Matheba took to social media to celebrate Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo winning the case against author Jackie Phamotse.

@Bonang tweeted: “Wonderful! F*ck around and find OUT! Rea Gopane and friends. BURN!”

@junior__sovara: “Guys be careful of what you post. With everything going on and everyone wanting to make it to 5 million impressions. Let JACKIE PHAMOTSE be an example.”

@ChimCham7: “If she really has some compromising video, this would be an opportune time to release it. If she doesn’t, she deserves everything coming to her.”

@Ndoni_ZN: “They are going to clean good with the tv show she just signed, all that money is going to the Kumalo’s.”