Hlomla Dandala and his wife Candy Litchfield have split up

By Drum Digital
17 November 2013

City Press is reporting that actor Hlomla Dandala and his wife Candy Litchfield have split up?–?for good. The couple formally parted ways in August, scotching long-simmering rumours that they were trying to resuscitate their marriage.

The couple was believed to have separated in 2007 after revelations that Dandala, the star of End Game and Jacob’s Cross, fathered three children out of wedlock with former Miss City Press Nkele Motsomi, air hostess Sisanda Gqirhana and magazine employee Brenda Nyakudya.

Media reports at the time revealed that the two were finding ways of rekindling their love after the separation.

But now they appear to have split for good and have already sold their Fourways house, cars and household furniture.

A family friend, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “Hlomla has granted Candy custody and they have arranged visitation rights.”

Dandala confirmed that their marriage had broken down, but denied it was because he had fathered children outside of their marriage.

“Yes it’s true [that we are no longer together]. It’s common knowledge that Candida and I split a while back. Our divorce has been finalised and she has not been my wife for some years now,” he said in a statement.

“When I fathered my children, we had already separated. It is false that I fathered the children while I was with Candida.”

He refused to reveal the reasons behind their break-up, saying only: “As with any divorce, it is the inability to find common ground.”

Dandala also said he had moved on with his life and that he was seeing another woman, but declined to reveal who she is.

“I would rather not share her name. I can say that she has been a light in my life and has been fantastic with the children. So much so that the children asked me [unsolicited] whether they can call her mum too.

“So that has been her name to them for years now,” he said.

Litchfield could not be reached for comment at the time of going to press.

-City Press

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