Is Prosper’s widow dating Jacob Mnisi?

By Hopewell Mpapu
21 February 2015

The dust hasn’t even settled properly on Prosper Mkwaiwa’s grave and rumours are already swirling about Tina Jaxa’s illicit affair.

DRUM understands that Tina, the former Madam and Eve actress and Prosper’s widow, who had been estranged from him for years at the time of his death, is dating his best friend and business partner Jacob Mnisi.

Tina is also said to have been throwing a series of parties at her late husband’s house in Bronkhorstspruit east of Pretoria, where she currently lives with the children.

“She’s been throwing a lot of parties at the house and Jacob is always there, because he foots the bill,” a source tells us.

A fuming Jacob has hit back hard at what he calls “rumour mongering,” asserting: “Prosper was a friend and a business partner, I would not betray him just like that.”

Jacob also refuted claims that he attended and paid for Tina’s private parties. “The last time I saw or went to that house was at the funeral,” he said.

Jaxa’s phone rang unanswered.

However, Prosper’s partner at the time of his death, Tina Dlangwana, who has been embroiled in protracted spat with Tina Jaxa over Prosper’s estate, seems “shocked and disgusted” by the latest developments. “I’m as shocked and traumatised as you are by this news. I also heard that Jacob has been throwing parties for her at the house and [Jacob’s ex-wife] Mshoza is fuming about that,” says the singer.

When DRUM spoke to Mshoza the kwaito star appeared nonchalant about the alleged affair, saying: “I doubt Jacob will stoop that low. I’m not entirely protecting him, because men are men. But I don’t think he would take advantage of a woman, who’s just lost her husband.”

She adds that “to be frank with you I don’t care, what he does but as long as he takes care of our kids while splashing out cash I’m at peace.”

Read more in the 26 February issue of DRUM, on shelves now!

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