When DJ Levels, also known as Rodger Tafadzwa Kadzimwe, and singer Shashl (born Ashleigh Angel Moyo), appeared in court on Tuesday for the initial hearing regarding leaked bedroom images, more personal information about them came to light.
DJ Levels’ attorney, Mr. Dumisani Mtombeni, revealed yesterday that Shashl had said she wanted her ex-lover to apologize before she can drop the r_ape and assault charges, among other things.
He declared that before engaging Shashl and her team, he would first engage his client and get more instructions.
Following yesterday’s development, the prosecution was forced to send the docket containing the charges of r_ape and physical abuse back to the police station for further handling.
DJ Levels was then accused of breaking the Data Protection Act’s provisions that forbid the uninvited transmission of intimate photos.
He was not asked to plead to the charge when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Kudzai Zihove, who granted him $20 000 bail and ordered him to return to court on January 20 next year.
The State led by Mr Pardon Dziva alleged that between September last year and November this year, DJ Levels and Shashl were in a love relationship.
It is said that the two had irreconcilable differences that led to their split.
DJ Levels is said to have tracked his ex-lover to Pabloz nightclub, a popular joint in Borrowdale, Harare, with the intention to mend their relationship, but Shashl remained adamant and turned him down.
The court heard that after failing to convince Shashl to reconcile, he then threatened her with unspecified actions, saying she would have regrets.
According to Shashl’s recorded statement during police investigations, she only came to know of the posted inappropriate videos on November 27 around mid-morning.
She told the police that she believed that DJ Levels was responsible for posting the videos on social media.
“Then on the 27th of November 2022 at around 1000hrs that is when I noticed that my n_ude videos and pictures with the accused person were on social media and I believe that the accused person is the one who posted them to get revenge since he had threatened to tarnish my image,” she said.
“He once did it in August 2022 when he posted a video of us kissing. On the same day, the accused person called me stating that he wanted to see me so that we could fix the issue together, or else he would kill himself, but I turned down his suggestion.”