EXCLUSIVE: Lele Ledwaba breaks her silence

2015-08-05 12:55


Lele Ledwaba (Supplied)

Johannesburg- Rhythm City actress Lele Ledwaba has broken her silence for the first time since an alleged altercation with a Metro police officer on Monday evening, which has left her fearing for her life. 

Speaking exclusively to The Juice, Lele explained that she has never been so scared in her entire life. 

"I'm petrified that I'm going to bump into this woman and she's going to finish me off," a clearly emotional Lele told us when we spoke to her.

As reported by The Juice on Tuesday, Lele has been receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained during the alleged altercation. (Read that story here)  She has a broken wrist, thumb and severe bruising on her body.

Lele explained that she was driving home with her 23-month-old baby, who was in his car seat in the back seat, when the police officer stopped her for allegedly yielding at a stop street, instead of stopping. 

Apparently Lele tried to explain that she did stop, but the officer allegedly became aggressive. "If I had done something so wrong, then why didn't she arrest me," Lele questioned. 

An incredibly traumatised Lele relived the ordeal and explained how she was yanked out of her car, her arms were twisted behind her back, while her baby screamed for her. But she was not allowed to pacify him or even hold him. 

"How dare she, as a woman, be so heartless, cruel and evil?! He's just a 23-month-old baby, who wanted his mother... I'm his mother and I had a right to hold him. I told her that if she was arresting me then I would be taking my child with me, but she wouldn't even allow me to hold him," Lele recalled. 

An emotional Lele wept as told us that her son is turning two-years-old this Saturday, and now he won't have a 2nd birthday because she's injured.

Despite being in severe pain and fearing for her life, Lele says her fear has also turned to anger when thinking about the altercation. 

"I've never been so angry in my life and I'm definitely not going to take this lying down. I have opened a case of assault with the SAPS, have lodged a complaint with the JMPD and will be taking legal action," she added. 

A spokesperson for the Metro Police, Edna Mamonyane, says they are not aware of the complaint as yet, as the organisation only investigates a case when an official complaint is made with Metro police.

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