Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema talks about affairs, polygamy, abuse and the good times with Mbongeni Ngema

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Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema spoke to us about the challenges she has faced in her marriage with Mbongeni Ngema.
Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema spoke to us about the challenges she has faced in her marriage with Mbongeni Ngema.
Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema / Supplied

It’s an old story of how fame and the highlife turned into a nightmare of alleged abuse and cheating – and now, 30 years later, it’s been brought to life in the pages of a new exposé, Heart of a Strong Woman.

The person behind these revelations is Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema, and she speaks to DRUM about her decision to write a no-holds-barred memoir of her time with controversial playwright Mbongeni Ngema.

Three decades seems like a long time to wait but 58-year-old Xoliswa says she was tempted to take her story to the grave. It was only when she joined forces with author Fred Khumalo that she was able to reveal the murky secrets of her 10-year marriage to the creator of Sarafina!.

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