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Hush Club speaks out on Minnie Dlamini’s assault allegations!!!

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This past weekend Live/Mzansi Insider presenter Minenhle “Minnie” Dlamini was allegedly assaulted at popular Rosebank club Hush. She was reportedly at Hush for DJ Nasty’s live set at the club after she had also recorded an interview with the American DJ for Live. Things are said to have turned bitter for her and her girlfriends when they left their VIP table to hit the dance floor only to return back to their table to find a man sitting with a couple of ladies at their table. Minnie says she tried to tell the man that that was her table but the man did not want to hear any of that. All this then led to arguments that later led to fights flying in the air etc, etc, etc…read the full story HERE!

I was not at Hush and therefore cannot comment on this situation with full knowledge of what really occured but there is definately something fishy about the two versions I have heard so far frokm Minnie and managment at Hush Club.

Some people on Twitter feel that Minnie is blowing things out of proportion and is just using this so called “issue” and the fact that it is National Women’s Month in South Africa to be the talk of town. Not sure if this is a fair judgement but hey, I’ve heard worse so I wouldn’t be surprised if this were the case.

Minnie has since opened a case of assault at the Rosebank Police station and the matter is reportedly now in the hands of the law.

Earlier today I receieved a Press Release from Hush Club and below is their part of the story:


Johannesburg, Monday 15th August 2011, Hush, Johannesburg’s premier nightclub, we do not usually respond to negative publicity based on lies, but we are compelled to refute the utterly false, and damaging accusations made by patron Minnie Dlamini on Twitter, and the media this weekend.

TV presenter Minnie interviewed our guest artist, DJ Nasty on SABC 1 Live this past Friday evening. The management then called me to request access for Minnie and her friends to HUSH to watch him perform. We welcomed Minnie and her friends to Hush and provided a VIP table and complimentary vodka – even though our VIP section was full of paying clients.

At some point in the evening after 2am, Minnie and her friends got into an argument with another client at the next door table. These were clients from London (and not African as she stated in her interviews). We are particularly distressed at the undertones of xenophobia in her statements. Hush prides itself on being the venue of choice for international stars, including John Legend, several international DJ’s as well as people from all countries of the world.

As soon as our security professionals were aware of the altercation they intervened to resolve it and restore order. Hush has a zero tolerance policy against violence and any aggressive behaviour by anyone. During the argument Minnie alleged that she was hit in the face. Hush’s owner Mr Stephane Cohen personally comforted her and made sure she was not injured and tried to calm her down.

Minnie alleged that Hush Security had assaulted her, but, as was confirmed by her friends, it was allegedly a client at the next door table who she had got into an argument with. Minnie was caught up in the fight and was hit unintentionally by a male HUSH client. Never was she punched intentionally by any of Hush staff let alone even the client. She was only on the receiving end of a punch that was not meant for her, but for our manager who actually tried to protect Minnie.

Despite looking for the alleged assailant for almost 30 minutes with our head bouncer, neither Minnie nor her friends were able to identify anyone whom she allege assaulted her. That was our understanding at the time followed by Minnie herself choosing to leave the venue at that point. Her friends all stayed and continued to party as if nothing had happened.

Hush prides itself on its reputation as a safe, friendly and welcoming venue for women and men to enjoy a sophisticated and relaxed environment with the best music and entertainment. This is proved time and time again by the many loyal patrons who return every week and who act respectfully towards each other and our security professionals

Our security professionals are highly trained to deal with people in a professional and non-violent manner. Alcohol and ego can be a dangerous mix we know, but we have a long and proud reputation of being a safe and sophisticated establishment.We are concerned about the safety of all Hush patrons and we value their loyalty deeply.

We are saddened that Minnie had a bad experience at Hush and we apologise for that, notwithstanding that it had nothing to do with Hush Management, nor our security professionals. It is the countless South African and International celebrities and friends who trust us with their celebrations and events which have made HUSH the premier entertainment venue for Joburg’s beautiful, Rich and Famous. We look forward to welcoming them again!

From your girl Allegro Dinkwanyane- “I’m just saying” ,so have your say…

I am on Twitter: @Allegro_D

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Allegro – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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