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    Tall A$$ Mo wants to help Mzansi men falsely accused of rape

    Mzansi comedian Mongezi Mahlangu has launched an initiative that will help men who are falsely accused of rape.

    Also known as Tall A$$ Mo, Mahlangu was acquitted of a rape charge as he was accused by media personality Lerato Moloi back in 2020.

    In a plan to plough back to the community and help fellow South African men, Mahlangu has unveiled an initiative to assist other men in South Africa who have fallen victim to false allegations about them.

    “There has been a major shortage of support for men in similar cases. The fact there is such a high number of rape cases in the country makes it difficult for society to be sympathetic towards men in cases where they are maliciously and falsely accused, or when they are proven innocent,” he told TshisaLIVE.

    In 2020, model and actress Lerato alleged on Twitter that the comedian had raped her in 2014 when they were working on a television production in Paarl, Western Cape.

    However, it was later discovered that the allegations were untrue and “poorly fabricated” by a court of law, according to a statement shared by Tol A$$ Mo.

    The publication reports that Mahlangu has joined forces with a private investigator Mike Bolhuis, who will take on each case.

    “We have very strict rules and regulations when we take cases. We don’t make it emotional, we don’t make it sensational but we rather post the truth and leave the information out there for the public to make an informed decision,” Bolhuis said.

    In a social media post, the comedian said every inquiry is free of charge and they are registering an NGO.

    “Every inquiry is free. Mike and I are registering an NGO which will be able to assist should investigations need to be done because it is a costly procedure, but I am not standing to benefit by assisting. Mike and his team will be handling the cases. I am here as a vessel for men to find it easier to open up,” he posted.

    “What we are doing is taking a stand to say men can speak for themselves and be in a position where they state their case so they can be judged by a court of law and not be lambasted and taken through social ridicule because this brings about emotional trauma and mental health issues.”

    Main Image: Mongezi Mahlangu/Youth Village

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