Mthembu's maintenance mayhem

2009-04-29 12:15
Khanyi Mbau's husband, Mandla Mthembu has allegedly defaulted on maintenance for his two children and former wife. Court records reflect that he has not made payments for three months and owes R12000 to his ex-wife, Dolly Mtshabe.

The Sowetan reports that the Johannesburg family court has issued Mthembu a summons instructing him to appear in court on May 18.

"Mandla seems to have cash flow problems," a source said, "One month he has cash and the next he is broke."

Mthembu married TV actress Khanyisile Mbau after divorcing his former wife Dolly Matshabe in 2006.

As part of the divorce settlement, the South Gauteng Court in Johannesburg ordered Mthembu to pay R4000 maintenance a month for Matshabe and their two daughters. Matshabe confirmed that the last time she received the maintenance money was in January.

Mthembu said he was overseas last month and "will sort them out". Reports say Mthembu contacted Matshabe this week asking him for two weeks' leeway to raise the money.

This isn't the first time the self-proclaimed multi-millionaire has had financial and legal woes. In 2007, he was arrested for failing to pay maintenance.

In August last year, he ran into trouble with the bank over payments for one of his two Lamborghini sports cars – worth R4million each. Officials from Absa's tracing department visited Mthembu's previous addresses to try to get hold of the car after he defaulted twice. Mthembu, renowned for his expensive lifestyle, had to settle the outstanding R76000.

Meanwhile Mthembu's current wife, Khanyi Mbau is notorious for spending millions on shopping sprees. In December 2008, the socialite told The Sunday Times she spent over R 2 million for Christmas gifts.


  • Razby - 2009-04-29 12:15

    R4000 per month for maintenance for 2 kids! ... and he can't pay! ludicrous! what a dick! sounds like my ex!

  • PInky - 2009-04-29 14:50

    he is not right and still that 4000 is still small for 2 kids he is out of his mind not to afford to pay that amount he should be arrested and the former wife should keep the key until his mind is made up he buys affordable cars worth millions but cant pay for his kids mr mbau wake up it take 2 to make babies

  • z - 2009-04-30 16:19

    Mandla ke lewatha yong!

  • makgotso - 2009-05-04 10:52

    Dolly looks like your broke why are you after Manda's money and Mandla face your responsibilities

  • Tlaki - 2009-05-18 09:58

    Khanyi u as well just a headless chicken how could u spent such a lot of money on clothes and show off. You guys u gonna reap what you sow. Go for basic bookkeeping in order to know how to manage finances stupid now u will join us at Pep Store see you there

  • tokyo - 2009-05-18 11:23

    khanyi and mandla try to utilize ure moola wisely, ure the worse people i ever heard about in SA, shame 2 U.

  • lollie - 2009-05-18 18:03

    people get a life !! whatever happens in Khanyi and Mandla's life is none of anyone's business.

  • danielle - 2009-05-20 10:05

    lollie, its everyones business because they have made it our business, if they dont like what people say then they have to stop seeking attention in the press....

  • EMMANUEL - 2009-05-21 10:21

    whatever is going on in mandla n khanyi's life is none of your tuck shop people. get a life

  • uye - 2009-06-08 14:13

    How do you get broke with such a lot of money?

  • lamlile - 2009-07-28 14:16

    khanyi the gold digger, disgusting wife, how on earth can u marry sick bastard like Khanyi, Khanyi u will neva get married again, u are sick, Mthembu why did u chose khanyi out of all respectable womens, who respect themselves, this girl is sick, look at Tokyo sexwale, patrice motsepe, and so on, they are rich and famous but they respect themselves big up, shame on you stupid couples especially u Mthembu for marrying that bitch

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