'Zombo gave me HIV'

By Drum Digital
20 September 2013

As a young girl foolishly blinded by the bright light she dreamed of fame and fortune - but she got more than she'd bargained for.

“I DIDN’T love him. He was famousand I wanted the fame, but all he gave me was HIV.”

Seven years on, there’s no anger in her voice as bubbly mother of one Lebogang Motsumi joins us in our Joburg office to tell her story. Sporting a fringe and fake eyelashes, the striking 24-year-old claims she was infected with HIV by the late kwaito star Tebogo “Zombo” Ndlovu. She was prepared to do anything to get what she wanted – even have unprotected sex with the Abashante star to show her commitment. As a fun-loving but naive 17-year-old, Lebogang says she imagined the headlines: “Zombo’s girlfriend pregnant,”with a glossy shot of the happy couple.

Read more in DRUM - 26 September 2013

Find Love!

Men
Women