Following investigations that allegedly resulted in the controversial Mpisane family having to withdraw their ownership of PSL football club, Royal Eagles FC recently, Andile Mpisane has come out to slam his father Sbu Mpisane for the tragedy.
Taking to his Instagram page on Thursday, the younger brother of fitness bunny, Sbahle Mpisane issued two lengthy statements in which he accuses Sbu Mpisane of ‘vilifying’ Shawn Mpisane in the media and tarnishing the legacy she left for him.
“Yesterday was a bitter sweet day... I have been in quiet observation of how uMa wami has been vilified by her estranged husband in the papers. I have kept the ‘indaba zabantu abadala’ but now, my name too is dragged into it, by someone who should have been my protector... From as far as I can remember my mother has been the nurturer of my passions,” he wrote before explaining how Shauwn Mpisane always believed in his passion for soccer to a point where she purchased a football club all for his passion.
“…She saw my love for football and took it upon herself to cash in her, PERSONAL, dividend fund to purchase what was then Sivusta Football Club, with the sole aim to groom & nurture MY passion. She dove in head first and wholeheartedly into the world of football. Walked the corridors of football, with confidence,” he explained.
Andile, who is known for taking matching outfit pictures with his mother, also continued to accuse his father of neglecting the football club until it faced relegation and also called him out for resenting him after Shauwn had left a legacy for him.
“For years I watched uMa wami, reduce her brilliance to raise up her husband’s ego - giving him positions and joint credit, where most in the boardroom new he had no contribution to. Unfortunately, what she bought, thinking it was for my legacy, created a resentment towards me from her husband. From June 2014, he became more distant and colder. I too became distant because as a teenage boy child, I had started seeing the treatment he gave my mother.”
In the second part of the statement, the 18-year-old also claimed how Sbu had four children outside his marriage to Shauwn and used her money to maintain those children.
Andile then concluded his statement by sharing his pain of losing the team and revealing more details of his strained relationship with Sbu.
“The lies and the cheating that resulted in him fathering, at least four kids at this time outside of his marriage, that I am aware of... using her hard-earned resources to maintain them. You see uMa, tried elevating her husband by setting him up with his own businesses, that she would still pump money into, because yet again, she couldn’t bare his emasculation, as self-inflicted as it was... those have all since closed since their separation, as he ran them dry,”
“Yesterday, I bid farewell to the legacy uMa had set up for me. Yesterday I truly felt pain for my mother, who had endured 25 years of marriage with a sucker of her blood… I call him her husband and not my father because a father would not go on 2 years without speaking to his son. A father would not intentionally LIE & STEAL what was built for his son.,” he wrote before wishing the team luck.
Earlier this year, reports of a divorce between Sbu and Shauwn Mpisane surfaced after rumours of them not living together surfaced. The Mpisane’s also made headlines for their tax woes where SARS claimed that the family owed an amount of about R240 million.
Multiple attempts to get comment from Sbu Mpisane were unsuccessful at the time of publishing.
Take a look at the full statement from Andile Mpisane below.