Mthembu's maintenance mayhem

Is Khanyi Mbau's multimillionaire husband struggling to make his payments?

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.


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