Jacob Mnisi, the late Kwaito star Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi’s former spouse and baby daddy, has denied her family access to visit her two children, according to her family.
Mnisi also allegedly failed to show up at the popular musician’s burial in 2020, when she died of COVID-19 problems, according to the family.
Nomasonto “Mshoza” Maswanganyi and Jacob Mnisi, who married in 2007 and have two children together, divorced in 2011 after accusing each other of cheating.
Thandi Maswanganyi, Mshoza’s sister, told the publication that Mnisi dispatched his mother and brother to fetch the children, aged 11 and 13, a month after she died because she was unemployed and struggling to make ends meet.
— Maageketla (@MaageMohlabe) November 28, 2020
Mnisi promised to allow the children visit them during the June and December holidays, but she claims he later refused and instead sent them to his property to spend time with his previous relationship’s son.
How Mshoza, Sis how, why why why 😭😭😭😭😭. This is a memory from Hush a show I presented with Zola Hashatsi. The last project we worked on was for Slikouronlife addressing Colourism.
Sweetest soul ever filled with love. 🕯️🤍🕊️.
Rest in peace sthandwa. pic.twitter.com/58XUgA51uN
— Refilwe Modiselle (@vanillablaq) November 19, 2020
“The kids are not reachable because they don’t have cellphones. When we phoned his son to give us the address of the farm, he ignored us and even refused to send us the location.”
#RIPMshoza Feels like a lifetime ago when this shoot happened. Thank you for the music, living unapologetically and for being such a cool person. And standing up for others when you didn’t have to. 💔 pic.twitter.com/yMG8zGcuIX
— Tumi Morake 🌈✊🏾🇿🇦💖 (@tumi_morake) November 19, 2020
“This has been going on since he took the kids from us. We have not seen my sister’s children since 2020.”
She also claims that Mnisi’s mother attempted to remove Mshoza’s belongings from her home, but she intervened.
“I told her that she had no right to take Sonto’s furniture because she bought it after she divorced Mnisi. I could see that she was not happy with me after that and I think that’s what caused the fallout between us.”
The music industry has once again lost one of amazing artists, the queen of Kwaito, Mshoza💔
We would like to send our sincere sympathies to her family and friends.
— Ambitiouz Ent (@Ambitiouz_Ent) November 19, 2020
When the magazine contacted businessman Jacob Mnisi, he validated Thandi Maswanganyi’s assertions.
Mnisi claims that when his children were at school, Nomasonto Maswanganyi’s family approached them and poisoned them against the late musician.
“They phoned them and told them nonsense about me. I pay school fees and buy food for these children, and I don’t owe the school a cent but they phoned my kids and tell them a lot of nonsense about me. “
He goes on to say that if they stop what they’re doing, he’ll give them his address and let them see their sister’s kids.