Social media influencer and DJ Sithelo Shozi has accused her former partner Andile Mpisane and his mother of abducting her child.
She stated that she had taken the daughter she shares with Mpisane for a visit but they are yet to return her after one year.
In court papers, Shozi claims the drama began when she received a phone call from Mkhize on March 4 last year asking her to bring her grandchildren to visit at her home in La Lucia because “she was missing them”.
Shozi said they agreed that the children, who were dropped off in their pyjamas, would spend the night and be returned the next morning.
While the youngest, then aged two, was returned to her the same night, Mkhize told her the next day that her eldest child was not feeling well and that she would take care of her until she recovered, Shozi claims.
Shozi further accuses Mkhize of “declining to disclose the alleged illness” and refusing to provide her with proof that she was taken to the doctor.
“For over 10 months now, there has been no further communication [on her illness] … It’s clear that [Mpisane and Mkhize] had ulterior motives — which is to abduct [her],” states Shozi in her affidavit.
Godi said Mpisane did not have access to the younger daughter, who Shozi cares for full time.
Mkhize and her son hail from Durban, where they live in a triple-storey mansion in the expensive suburb of La Lucia, which has hosted some of the city’s most memorable parties.