Nobody was more confused than Khanyi Mbau on Tuesday morning when she woke up to find her name trending because of a bizarre announcement about an engagement she had no idea had even happened.
Tweeps have been toying with celebrities on the TL recently and Khanyi was the latest victim of their baseless tweets. It seemed to be a game that “past midnight” Twitter users are into, where they create a rumour and run with it.
Poor Khanyi woke up so confused.
“Woke up to this #KhanyiMbauGetsEngaged trending! What’s going on? How am I engaged? To whom? To what?” she asked.
Khanyi never actually got a straight answer and even though the hashtag is topping the Twitter trends list, it is mainly because people are just as confused as Khanyi.
World-renowned South African musician Nkosinathi “Black Coffee” Maphumulo is the latest Mzansi celebrity to land up in trouble with the taxman.
According to legal papers submitted by the award-winning record producer at the Johannesburg High Court recently, the 44-year-old, who is known for his sold-out shows across South Africa and internationally, may owe the SA Revenue Service (SARS) millions of rands.
The paper reports that Black Coffe owes SARS R40 Million for being in arrears income tax, but negotiated to pay R8 million after he made a representation on his present financial position and inability to comply with R40 million assessment.
He also said he had reached an agreement with SARS to dispose of his immovable properties to generate funds to pay the R8 million, specifically to avoid the attachment of his properties.
Maphumulo’s statement read: “Considering the nature of his business, it is impossible to predict or state his average monthly income due to the fact that it fluctuates substantially as a result of not only market forces, but also the seasonality of the industry.”
When the media approached SARS for comments this week, spokesperson Siphithi Sibeko said this was a private matter between the revenue service and a taxpayer.
“As Sars, we are prohibited to disclose or comment on taxpayers’ confidentiality,” he said.
Black Coffee’s representative, Kagiso Dinaka, declined to comment on the tax matters.
The DJ is also set to sell some of his properties to pay for his debt Black Coffeeand Enhle Mbali recently had tongues wagging after it was reported that Mbali demanded R4 million, for her legal fees as their divorce drama continues.
Clearly there are more problems that he is currently facing in his personal life.
Isibaya’s‘Kentucky’ – SpheleleMzimela, a KZN born artist who’s living it big in the city of Jozi took to social media, and revealed that she is not expecting just one baby, but two!! She chose to make the big announcement with the help of Move! magazine.
Speaking to Move! magazine, Sphelele opened up about the many years she struggled to conceive and how she never went to a doctor to find out why she wasn’t falling pregnant because a real diagnosis of an inability to conceive would have broken her heart.
“I was scared of finding out that maybe I will forever struggle to have children or something,” she said.
However, Sphelele said now that her double miracles had arrived she’s realised that the stars weren’t aligned properly when she previously tried to conceive.
The actress took to her Instagram to announce that she was carrying twins. Sphelele speaks about her pregnancy and her excitement under the heading ‘My Two Little Miracles’. It looks like twins run in both Sphelele and her baby daddy’s families.
“My grandmother (my mother’s mother) whom I haven’t seen since I was 8 came to visit us a few weeks ago. She revealed to me that twins actually run in our family. The father of my children, his mother is a twin.
“I get that it might not have been that I was unable to conceive, the stars were just not aligned. I have never been happier but carrying twins is wild,” she said.
Congratulations momma! You have been blessed beyond description.
Media personality Khanyi Mbau has confirmed that she and long time boyfriend Tebogo Lerole have split again.
The pair first broke up in 2018 but decided to give love another try when they rekindled their romance in the hopes of working through their problems. The star announced the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday, saying their second attempt at love had led them even further apart.
The news of their break-up comes just months after the Kwela Tebza star wrote an open letter gushing over Khanyi and claiming she had “surpassed every test to become Mrs Lerole”.
In the now deleted post she wrote: “Bestie, a decade of adventure a lifetime of experience, a gift of true love and understanding, a lesson on being as human as possible, understanding, patience and a trip on self-love…you have played an important part to this a world of discovery… the 19th declared to be a very important day to my universe. Happy Birthday Love.”
Friends and fans, including Toke Mankiwa and Thulisile Phongolo, sent messages of support to Khanyi.
Former Muvhango actress Lerato Zah Moloi has warned others about the dangers of Covid-19, after she tested positive for the virus.
The star took to Instagram this week to reveal that she first developed symptoms several days ago and hoped her journey might help someone else.
“I’ve been contemplating just posting this video and telling my story because generally I am a private person and I’m a shy person, believe or not … I don’t put my life out there and I hardly post on social media … ” Lerato began her video.
“I tested positive for Covid-19 a couple of days ago. Let me get straight to the point, Covid-19 is real and it is an invisible monster.”
The Rhythm City actress said at the time of posting the video she was already past her 14 days of self isolation. However, some of the symptoms still remained, including diarrhoea and headaches.
Lerato got emotional as she advised people to prioritise their mental and spiritual wellbeing during this time.
“One of the things I wanted to tell you is that when you go through this thing, you have to have mental strength. You have to be strong mentally and spiritually and emotionally because I can tell you, it is one of the hardest things you’ll ever go through. You start thinking, am I dying? Am I gonna die? Am I gonna get through this thing?”
In her caption, she further encouraged people to take the virus seriously.
Castor Semenya and her wife have always been known for being private but it seems with their recent posts they haven’t been shy to show off their bundle of joy.
In a recent post Semenya’s wife, Violet, posted a picture showing off her beautiful baby bump on an Instagram post, however this is a picture which was taken in August, the snap was originally shared by Caster for Violet’s birthday last year, with her belly cropped out.
Meanwhile, in a separate post the double Olympic champion, Semenya posted a picture of baby legs wearing a pair of black and white Nike sneakers, and a short video of a little baby girl running around the house which she captioned ” And we walk”.
She captioned the first picture “#1”.
Violet also shared a picture on Monday of baby shoes, captioning it: “Giving a girl the right shoes will help her to conquer the world … She’s just about to to do it”.
Fans have since flooded athlete Caster Semenya and her wife mentions with messages of love, after the pair had posted on social several media.
The posts come a month after the athlete shared several snaps of Nike baby clothes.
Media personality Somizi Mhlongo is debated by the loss of his iconic mother, Mary Twala.
The veteran South African actress died on Saturday morning in the Netcare Park Lane Hospital. She was 80 years old and had been struggling with her health for several months.
Somizi confirmed the news on Instagram, saying: “The tree has fallen. I am shattered to the core but I’d be very selfish if I don’trelease her. My mom lived to the fullest and achieved beyond her dreams.”