No Fury like a wife scorned

By Drum Digital
27 November 2015

Ngizwe Mchunu has taken a third wife - and his two wives are up in arms. With rumours of money trouble, could the radio star lose everything?

Polygamy might be traditional practice, but it is not for everyone. And in Ukhozi FM presenter and sangoma Ngizwe Mchunu’s (35) case, it looks like three’s a crowd.

Last week, his two traditional wives dragged him to the Durban High Court, seeking the court’s help to nullify his civil third marriage, which took place without their consent. The court ruled in their favour, in the absence of the DJ and his third wife. The DJ traditionally married his first wife Sphelele Nxumalo (26) in May 2012. In Novmber 2014, he married fellow sangoma Lindy Khuzwayo Mchunu (22) in a lavish traditional ceremony at Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal, where Sphelele says she was forced to join in the celebrations.

But the two wives found out that he’d also gone behind their backs to marry Floda Mthimkhulu (20) in a civil union in October 2014. He’d even registered their marriage with Home Affairs, while theirs were not registered. He is now planning a traditional wedding to Floda, which his other wives asked the court to block.

Read more in the 03 December DRUM issue.

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