Minister in sex scandal

2011-10-30 10:23

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, a ­40-year-old married father, is ­embroiled in a sex scandal with a ­27-year-old Johannesburg model.

City Press can reveal that Mbalula, who preaches safe sex and abstinence, had unprotected sex with the model on at least two occasions in August – the first time a few hours after meeting her at a golf day.

The model now claims she is carrying the minister’s child.

In his response, Mbalula denies that he had sex with the woman, calls her an “extortionist” and says City Press should pay for the model’s pregnancy tests to verify whether she was indeed pregnant.

Mbalula’s behaviour directly contradicts statements made by him at a World Aids Day gathering in December last year. 

Told the youth to be faithful

At the public event in Sebokeng, Mbalula appealed to the youth to be faithful to their partners.

“Idle minds breed evil ideas. We want to keep the youth busy with sport so that there is no time for these evil ­ideas,” Mbalula told the gathering.

City Press is in possession of a series of text messages sent between Mbalula and the model that confirm the minister had cheated on his wife.

The messages also contain details of the bitter fight between Mbalula and his lover over whether or not to abort the unborn baby.

According to the model, who requested anonymity for fear of victimisation, she initially agreed to an abortion but later changed her mind. 

The woman has attested in a sworn affidavit about her interactions with Mbalula. City Press is in possession of a copy.

'I am ready for you'

In a strongly worded text message sent by Mbalula, he accuses the woman of “holding me at ransom” and dares her to go to the newspapers. 

“I have been discussing with u I did not rape yu yes i was unfaithful to my wife but you cant hold me at ransom i discussed with u and yu agreed to a procedure and i agreed to help now yu holding me at ransom… am ready for yu u cant hold me at gun point what happened shudnt have happened,” reads the message, sent on September 23.

According to both the model and a second source with direct knowledge of events, Mbalula and the woman met on August 26 at the Houghton Golf Club at a golf day hosted by the minister for the 20th anniversary of the South ­African Students’ Congress.

A prominent businessman invited the model to the event. 

Mbalula was wearing a navy-blue fitted suit and an expensive Hublot watch.

Unprotected sex

The two exchanged cellphone ­numbers and later that night met again at a party hosted at the five-star Saxon Hotel, attended by politicians and ­businesspeople.

At around midnight the model left with Mbalula, his driver and his ­bodyguard in the minister’s official Mercedes-Benz ML vehicle for the woman’s townhouse in a northern ­Johannesburg suburb.

According to the model, they had their first sexual encounter in her ­bedroom without using a condom. 

An eyewitness who was present in the townhouse confirmed seeing Mbalula leaving the model’s bedroom.

“They were locked in the bedroom for quite some time. When he left the ­bedroom he just greeted us and we greeted back,” the source said.

Mbalula and his entourage left the townhouse in the early hours of the morning.

According to the model, Mbalula called her later that day (August 27) and asked her to meet him at an upmarket apartment in Sandton.

She agreed and travelled to the flat. They had their second sexual encounter - again without using protection. The woman left the flat early the next morning. 

  • Ryan - 2011-10-30 10:35

    so by Mbalula's own admission he is evil. hmmmm

      allan.clean - 2011-10-30 11:55

      What gets me, appart from the fact that he is a moron. WHY??? Does he need a bodygaurd? Is he so precious people want to harm him? Yeah . maybe she does now ... beter keep the BODY gaurd. I dont get these people who think they have such importance. Waste of money

      Dirk - 2011-10-30 13:59

      One or two things can be noted here, particularly for those who are so impressed with him as minister: He is obviously very good friends with Malema which tells you quite a story. Secondly, he was quite prepared to kill an unborn baby, and not that it makes much of a difference, but yes, his very own. This tells us something of the "people" who are "ministers" and why SA is in the rapid process of collapse.

  • an0nthinker - 2011-10-30 10:35

    Fikile Mbalula are you aspiring to be like our president?

  • peter.vanachter - 2011-10-30 10:39

    Can i laugh now or what

  • boonvovo - 2011-10-30 10:40

    this is a plot to unsettle and destroy our beloved minister by some who are against him mbalula viva ..... damn these people who want to pull u down.....

      Rodney - 2011-10-30 11:26

      He should never have pulled his pants down, only his actions are pulling him down, he needs no help from anyone on that score. Model needs a slap upside the head over this as well, she should be saying "no condom, no sex". And yes, I've heard all the excuses and i don't agree with any of them.

      Luce - 2011-10-30 12:04

      Maybe to your peoples morals this is absolutely nothing, but what is the living standard for the young people in this lawless country of ours? If the top people thats suppose to be a role model to the younger generation, don't care what they're doing,why the h$ll must they show any responsibility? May God help us all from people like this

      Angela - 2011-10-30 15:24

      No we want to help him pull his pants up. Cretin!

  • Kate - 2011-10-30 10:43

    A DNA test, will sort this out. Bwahahahah then you will have egg on you face !!!!

  • tstander - 2011-10-30 10:45

    1) Should one party in such a relationship be protected by anonymity, whilst the other is named and shamed? Of course this is expected in a rape case, but that is for the protection of the victim. Here, there is no victim. It was consensual sex between adults, and any result of that relationship (children, bad PR, whatever) should be the joint responsibility of both parties, right? Why the preferential treatment? 2) Without saying anything about Fikile's current job performance, does this relationship affect his ability to perform his duties as minister? If his ability to perform his duties is not impeded, is this news in the public interest?

      Rodney - 2011-10-30 11:32

      Of course it is in the public interest, goes toward the mans morals, his honesty and integrity. If he can lie to his wife, he can lie to everyone about everything. I don't want a dishonest person representing me, be it in parliament or anywhere else.

      tstander - 2011-10-30 12:21

      @Rodney: Have you ever told a lie outside the workplace? Does that mean your employer shouldn't trust you to do your job? By your argument, he shouldn't, because you've demonstrated that that you can "lie to everyone about everything", and your employer wouldn't want a dishonest person representing his company in the workplace "or anywhere else"... right? Or, are you willing to admit that telling a lie outside the workplace did not affect your ability to perform your duties? If so, why should you hold Fikile to a different standard than yourself? If you had told a lie about your work, then yes, your employer is entitled to that information. But that's not what you or Fikile did. He can sleep with as many women as he likes, but if that does not correlate with dishonest dealings in the management of his cabinet portfolio (which, in this case, has not been proven), it is not in the public interest.

      Bertha - 2011-10-30 13:59

      He is a public figure who represents you and this country internationally. If he does not want to be held to a high moral standard then he shouldnt spout about high moral standards.

      Rodney - 2011-10-30 18:24

      Tsander, the difference is he stood up and denounced casual sex and unprotected sex and then went and did both. Not only is he a hypocrite, but a liar as well. Telling a little lie now and then is not the issue, we all do it and i defy anyone to claim otherwise, however, this is not a little lie. The man is in a position of power and if this woman decided to blackmail him rather than run to the newspapers, would that be a good thing? What if she was working for another country trying to get government secrets or leverage to ensure her father or husband/boss whatever got preferential treatment through government tenders? extramarital sex has been the downfall of many politicians and other men in power over the years. How many spies have set them up for a fall? I say again, of course it's in the public interest.

  • Marion - 2011-10-30 10:50

    This is how HIV AIDS gets spread to unsuspecting wives... although of course guys are at less risk of contracting it than women... whether she set out deliberately to tempt him as part of a political smear campaign is irrelevant... what is relevant is that he didn't keep his lust in his pocket or take it home to his wife.... not only once, but twice, if she is telling the truth... not the first politician to be exposed by his inability to control his sexual urges and certainly not the last... who was the last female politician, anywhere in the world, accused of indiscriminate unprotected sex?

  • rlmbennett - 2011-10-30 10:51

    I wonder how he'll be rewarded for his immorality.

  • Donder - 2011-10-30 10:53

    Im no religious expert but this line pops up regularly when surrounded by those who are so inclined, and its sunday so its fitting... "let ye without sin cast the first stone"

  • Alva - 2011-10-30 11:05

    What is it with politicians that they can't keep their pants zipped? The girl was just as loose as Mbalula and just as stupid for having unprotected sex. What a stupid pair!

  • genisus - 2011-10-30 11:16

    Only advice to his wife is.... MOER HOM!!

      jmonku - 2011-10-30 12:55

      hahahhaha .... en bleeksam hom!

  • r.mashigo - 2011-10-30 11:19

    I'm sorry. i just got to laugh!

  • Johann - 2011-10-30 11:22

    LMFGA !!!

  • skilliepieterse - 2011-10-30 11:23

    Did she receive breakfast and taxi money??????

      Van - 2011-10-30 11:28

      A ride in the ML.

  • wynand.vanloggerenberg - 2011-10-30 11:38

    i wonder how much city press paid for the story maybe he didnt want to pay her you dont goto bed and tell the whole world

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-10-30 11:50

    WTF is wrong with people who don't use protection?

  • Mameta - 2011-10-30 12:09

    do as i say, and not as i do.he cheated on his wife. this is a personal matter. we aknowledge the fact that he is a public figure, but this kind of issues should be handled with sensitivity.

  • kosmonooit - 2011-10-30 12:16

    Show up the poor quality of leadership we have in this country: few moral scruples and punch drunk with the 'good life'

  • Brian - 2011-10-30 12:18

    Make up your own minds as to who is telling the truth, go to: Now ask yourself the question: what sort of example does he, as sports minister, set for our young sportspeople? If this had happened in Asia he would do the honourable thing and resign, perhaps even shoot himself. If this had happened in some western countries the gov would have done the honourable thing and sacked him. But, because this has happened in Africa, he'll invite the wrath of the public BUT probably NO action by his superiors. Although, he is a former ANCYL president and it is well known that he and Malema are buddies, so perhaps here is an opportunity for our pressi to make another cabinet reshuffle? Find out more about him: malema supports him:

  • ianmclaren007 - 2011-10-30 12:24

    Give the Guy a break, I hope he had a good time. Not only is this boring, this is the oldest form of recreation. Rather have a go at him for not doing his job.

  • Brandon - 2011-10-30 13:13

    Because this happened during or at an official government function Mbalula will now demand that the SA taxpayers pay the monthly maintenance fees, doctors fees and future education fees on his behalf.

  • Moeketsi - 2011-10-30 13:51

    LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE There is no rape nor sexual offence here. It is consesual sex between two adults.We can only condenm their behaviour in engaging in an unprotected sex. Or we can only detest this if it has negative impact on his ability to execute his tasks as Minister.'Ho ja o ka re balla melato ya rona re ke ke ra phonyoha......."

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-10-30 15:06

      We all have skeletons in our cabinets

      Wally - 2011-10-30 15:25

      We hv a duty to address one another when we stray. He is 2 set an example 2 society. I hv 2 be xemplary in society, 2 my family & obviously my child. He has a similar duty, perhaps more so than I. Read the sms's...what implied? Nothing responsibility, ur prob Babes. Hv an abortion!! Constitution/Religion/Bonos Mores...all will speak against his actions. I do not judge the man, just the actions. These High Flyers had enough time 2 get used 2 the glamour world, time 2 b responsible for a change, starting with their pvt lives, and our tax monies, urs included.

      mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2011-11-03 11:09

      isn't it mbalula who cast the first stone?we are at least at the 2nd stone level by now

  • pierre.hough1 - 2011-10-30 14:33

    I find the article a blatant violation of the man's right to privacy. What is going on with your company's journalists? Have they no respect for others, seeking out 'news' of this kind? Disgraceful!

  • messiahm - 2011-10-30 15:15

    So what?!!! The woman, an adult , in her full mental faculties. agreed to have unprotected sex with Fikile Mbalula.She is presumably now pregnant with his child. What the hell did she expect. initially agreed to abort, next she has changed her mind and now every one must now pity her. I think she must just shut up and take it like a big girl. She has done part of it it already (I mean took it like a big girl- without protection).And why is hername kept secret when she is causing so much havoc. She is not innecent, she was a willing partner in the whole thing. if Mbalula is filthy as the press would want to make it tobe, the woman is no much better. To the press: Stop trying to make Angels out of loose cheap women who go around trying to make a qiuck buck out off well to do men then cry foul when things dont work in their favor.Find some news that will build and make our country and gorvenment strong and prosperous and stop hunting down ministers for theier failings, they are just as human and these girls such as the one involved here a sluts in angels garb. How does a self repecting young woman have sex with a strange man without protection? We are sick of such stories and implore the press to stop making a meal out utter hogwash!Which what this story is. To the woman of Mistry: Babes< you are not the lady you are rtying to potray yourself tobe, its too late, you have let the slut out in the open and your going to the press has given the proof. JUST SHUT UP!!!__

      eouna - 2011-10-30 19:46

      so true and hey the way she looks i wldnt mind to tap a couple of times myself.. my official direct line is 0860..... just in case she is reading this .. heheheh

  • Angela - 2011-10-30 15:21

    Wonder if she'll get a grant?

  • John - 2011-10-30 15:30

    In some countries in the world there are no Sports Ministers or Departments. That is because there is no money to be wasted in playing while PEOPLE are dying of hunger and disease. No More Ministry of Sport. No More Sport Minister.

  • Faith - 2011-10-30 15:57

    Lol. I again raise d issue of integrity& morals in our

  • Kevin - 2011-10-30 16:12

    They deserve each other.

  • mntantiso1 - 2011-10-30 16:14

    Sex feeling knows no minister and a body guard can't protect anyone from impregnanting.

  • alansmart223 - 2011-10-30 19:03

    Every thing is going up. Petrol, electricity, rates and taxes, whatever. the only thing that is going down are politician's Pants

  • eouna - 2011-10-30 20:09

    poor minister he should have listened to kanye west's song GOLD DIGGER Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' wit no broke, broke (She steal me money) Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger (When I'm in need) But she ain't messin' wit no broke, broke(I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down (I gotta leave) Get down girl, go 'head get down (I gotta leave)

      Diaan - 2011-10-30 20:24

      Shame , he's the sports minister and then people complain if he takes part in the national sport . Doesn't his President with all his wifes set the example . He was not elected on moral grounds . Although I don't like him at all , what happened was between consenting adults . So what

  • Keezman - 2011-10-30 20:46

    again media is used 2 purge n sway political scores,luk ppl if u got a low libido it`s ur baby 2 nurse,n does de model`s identity b held secret if it`s genuine?yes mbalula is a puplic figure n we kno he`s married as well as dis anonymous model kno det,so xe had motives if xe`s cumin out now 2 spk abt dis said affair n xe xud be charged for extorsion,der is mor 2 dis than meet de 4 ppl lyk frekki 2 be so rasist abt blk men not being able 2 kip eir pants up is so coloured race is de end product of white settlers rapin blk women n yes blk men cnt kip eir pants on coz ey got wat women 1nt nt 6me watery insipid white dude wit a clit 4 a dick,der u hv it back in ur face frikkie!!LASTLY IS DIS STORY IN DE INTREST OF DE PUPLIC...?

  • cecilhstephens - 2011-10-30 21:13

    Give the man a break, he only buried his lust full pecker, but who knows the slow puncture always has the last say,

  • BigIgRey - 2011-10-31 09:53

    hola minister...som eof the commentators forget that this was consensual sex between 2 adults. maybe the minister judgement was clouded in the issues of huis being married and not using protection. i don't know if i missed the part where either of them said they were "forced" into what they didn't want...

  • Keith - 2011-10-31 10:26

    Hey Mbalula, you forgot to shower brother, didn't zuma teach you how to do it and get away with it!!!!!

  • Gail - 2011-10-31 13:44

    Ahh yes - give Mbalula another chance shall we. I know it takes two to tango, but then don't be a hyprocrit and preach about abstinence. Be like the good old prez and marry them.

  • mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2011-11-01 02:50

    this is just one more example of the disdain shown by the ruling classes to those they rule,by advising people to abstain and be faithful while being hypocritical the implication is that what is good for us is bad for him somehow,as if he is better than the people he is telling to abstain.some advice for all politicians:if you cant do something,dont ask us to do it

  • sceshmageu1 - 2011-11-01 10:01

    Its had to be in a public eye neh. kodwa ke he is to old for one nyt stands.

  • Wendy - 2011-11-01 10:02

    I would guess that most of our male ministers have indulged in extra-marital dalliances. Monogamy is not important in this society ( it would solve several problems) and our government can hang it's head in shame over so many issues. I also don't think that our youth gives a toss what ministers do. They have more than enough influence from celebritydom, media and internet. Moral code is a seed that should be sown and nurtured at home.

  • Nceba - 2011-11-01 12:18

    I just wonder.....

  • Guy - 2011-11-08 11:26

    The more the good minister opens his mouth the bigger the disaster for him gets. you cannot be a public figure and think you can get away with making serious errors of judgement like this. Fikile made himself a laughing stock for all because he never understood the basic rule for a married man ;DO NOT EVER GET CAUGHT' His wife will never forget this ever, he will pay a heavy price in the future.

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