TBT: Bad breakups of 2016

By Drum Digital
05 January 2017

We look back on celeb break ups that happened in 2016

Cassper Nyovest and Boity Thulo

This on-off pair started dating when still in school and rekindled their love early last year only to break up again in December 2015. The truth only came out this year when Boity graced the cover of True Love Magazine in March and opened up her heart on her relationship with Cassper. Will they get back together again? Only time will tell.

AKA and DJ Zinhle

The duo officially broke up last year but aired their dirty laundry for all to see.  Ten month after their break up, AKA took to Twitter to break his silence and a social media war followed, punctuated by rants from the rapper, support for Zinhle by her fans and even Bonang’s ex, Euphonik, getting in on the mix. It was very sad to see the love of two people who are forever linked by their baby daughter, go sour, and for them to turn into such bitter rivals.

Andile Ncube and Ayanda Thabethe

These two lovebirds tied the knot in 2014 before their sudden split. According to Ayanda they were not even legally married. Rumours of Andile cheating on Ayanda began circulating soon after the break up. Speaking on CliffCentral earlier this year, Andile said he never cheated on Ayanda and admitted that their “marriage wasn't horrible.”

Lala Hiriyama and Chris Nkosi

For five years they seem like they were in it for the long haul and were inseparable at events and vocal on social media. Lala and Chris’s romance was one fans wished would last forever. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Lala opened up at CliffCentral.com’s Arye Kellman: Ladies’ Round Table earlier this year and said she and Chris tried everything to save their relationship, including couples’ counselling, before calling it quits.

Athandwa Kani and Thembisa Mdoda

This may be the ugliest breakup on the list. The pair met at Wits University in 2004 and had an on-off relationship. They then met again in 2011 and in 2012, welcomed twin boys. Allegations began surfacing about the paternity of the children and rumours of Thembisa cheating on Athandwa also became rife. DNA test results this year proved that Athandwa was not the father of the twins.

Tbo Touch and Metro FM

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

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

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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