Bad breakups of 2016

By Drum Digital
23 December 2016

From Boity Thulo breaking up with Cassper Nyovest, to Idols calling it quits with Gareth Cliff. Here are the biggest break-ups that took place in celebrity-ville this year.

By Salome Tsoka

Some of our favorite celebs ended their highly publicised relationships to the people they loved or the jobs that made them famous.  

Here are a list of relationships that went sour in 2016: Tbo Touch and Metro FM

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Earlier this year, Tbo Touch was suspended for allegedly refusing to read advertisements on air. His contract was then renewed but then in June he handed in his resignation letter and left the SABC.

Gareth Cliff and Idols SA

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Did you see this one coming? Earlier this year Gareth was fired from the show for his alleged racist comments on Twitter. Gareth took the matter to court and won the case, forcing M-Net to reinstate him. Shortly before the end of Season 12 of Idols, Gareth announced that he was leaving the singing competition after 11 year as a judge. Pearl Modiadie and Nkululeko Buthelezi

The pair may not have broken up but recently Pearl confirmed that her engagement is off. Last year, Nkululeko proposed to her when they were on a helicopter ride during their holiday. Pearl took to Instagram to share the news with her fans. Fans hope their romance gets back on track.

Blue Mbombo and K2

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Rapper K2, born as Katlego Mabusela, and reality TV star Blue Mbombo met in the Big Brother House in 2015 and later appeared on Diski Divas together. They broke up around August this year and judging from his posts on social media, K2 has already moved on. Itumeleng Khune and Sbahle Mpisane

A few weeks after celebrating their anniversary, Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and his personal trainer Sbahle Mpisane broke up. Sbahle took to her Instagram account and slammed the soccer star for allegedly failing to satisfy her in bed.

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