Ukhozi FM’s Ngizwe Mchunu’s third-wife scandal

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BY ZAMA CHUTSHELA

A nasty war is brewing between Ukhozi FM’s Ngizwe Mchunu and his two wives. Sphelele Nxumalo and Lindi Khuzwayo took him to the Durban High Court to nullify his civil marriage to Floda Mthimkhulu and stop him from marrying her traditionally. The popular DJ paid lobolo for Floda October last year, the same year he traditionally married his two wives.

Today the court ruled in their favor of the first and second wife and nullified Ngizwe’s marriage to Floda, in the absence of the DJ and his third wife.

DRUM has reliably learned that the two traditional marriages to his first and second wife are not registered with the Department of Home Affairs, while Floda was married to him in community of property. A source close to the situation says: "In essence no one is married to Ngizwe, the first and second wife are still not legally married. They need to go to home affairs and register their traditional marriages in terms of the customary law. They will also need to discuss the estate so that they all get an equal share."

His second wife Lindi says, “I became aware of Floda's civil marriage two days before our traditional wedding in November last year. There was nothing I could do but I was shocked. Actually we saved him a lot of embarrassment because we could've stopped everything."

When contacted for comment Floda cut our call short when she heard that her marriage has just been nullified by the High Court. "What! It’s over who says that . . . I don't know."

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