File: Cheryl Zondi is under 24-hour protection following a reported hit on her life to the value of R500,000.
JOHANNESBURG - Cheryl Zondi, who recently faced brutal cross-examination in the rape trial of Nigerian televangelist Tim Omotoso, is fighting another legal battle.
She went to court to stop her ex-lover Michael Brits from distributing, selling or duplicating photographs or videos of a sexual nature.
Zondi claimed in her application that Brits wanted to sell the tape to Omotoso in a bid to discredit her.
The 22-year-old is under 24-hour protection following a reported hit on her life to the value of R500,000.
Zondi recently launched a foundation to help victims of sexual abuse.
The Deputy Chairperson of the Cheryl Zondi Foundation, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva said, "when you find such information, we expect a speedy response."
"We don't expect the system to be so sluggish. We expect the system to move faster than fast."
Mkhwanazi-Xaluva stated Zondi is concerned about the everyday citizen who experiences this kind of treatment without alternative measures of protection.
She said, "we all know what happens with ex-boyfriends when they become creative.
"This is a typical case, she's not unique because she's Cheryl Zondi, it's what women suffer every day."