Top 10 Mzansi Celebrities Who Allegedly Destroyed Or Killed Their Partners

Top 10 Mzansi Celebrities Who Allegedly Destroyed Or Killed Their Partners

The foundation of a relationship is love and happiness but not everyone enters into a relationship with those good intentions. Some come to use others for personal gain, nevertheless, you wouldn’t imagine that someone who claimed to love you would harm you or take your life.

In this article, we will look at 10 Mzansi Celebrities Who Allegedly Destroyed or Killed their Partners.

Zinhle Mabena

Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena in court against estranged husband |
Top 10 Mzansi Celebrities Who Allegedly Destroyed Or Killed Their Partners
  • Smoke & Mirrors actress Zinhle Mabena is among those Mzansi celebrities who allegedly attempted to destroy their partners. She was married to a politician and entrepreneur Robert Ngwenya for almost five years before they divorced.
  • In February 2021 before divorce, Zinhle Mabena was arrested for attempting to kill her husband Robert Ngwenya.
  • According to reports she orchestrated a shoot-out that targeted her then-husband Robert at Centurion petrol station.
  • The shootout happened on 28 January 2021 and police arrested her on 17 February 2021 claiming to be possession of evidence linking her to the failed assassination attempt.
  • The following day she appeared in Pretoria Magistrate court and her case was dropped due to lack of evidence.

DJ Donald Sebolai

DJ Donald 'not a danger to society'
DJ Donald Sebolai
  • In March 2016, Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for the murder of his girlfriend Dolly Tshabalala. She was found in a pool of blood in Sebolai’s bed in June 2014.
  • She had suffered a single stab wound to the pelvic area.
  • Throughout his trial, he maintained that he did not kill Tshabalala and that she stabbed herself as the pair of them struggled over a knife she had used to stab him in the fingers.


Mthembeni Ndeu, professionally known by his stage name Emtee is a South African rapper. He was born and grew up in Rockville, Soweto, where he was involved in talent shows. His career began at the age of 17, and his debut hit single, “Roll Up” was released in 2015.

  • Born: September 17, 1992 (age 31 years), Matatiele, South Africa
  • Record labels: Ambitiouz Entertainment, Emtee Records
  • Nominations: South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year, MORE
  • Full name: Mthembeni Ndevu
  • Siblings: Phiwe Ndevu, Luthando Ndevu

Rapper and musician artist Emtee best known for his single hit song Roll Up showed tendencies of trying to ruin his wife’s life. In recent reports of this year, Emtee was arrested for being abusive to his wife while she was seven months pregnant. Her wife, Nicole Chinsamy, dropped the charges because she didn’t want the father of her children to rot in jail.

But in return Emtee attempted to bankrupt their joint estate by transferring over R500 000 from their trust account. In this way Nicole was going to suffer financially because they would have nothing share after divorce since they were married in community of property.


Limpopo comedian Ntambudzeni Rasendedza (40) of Lwamondo village was sentenced to 10 years direct imprisonment by the Sibasa Regional Court on Wednesday. The accused is a well-known comedian of Tshovhilingana, and the community knows him as “Mr Bundu”.

MR BUNDU (Tshovhilingana Actor) Sentenced 10 years in Prison (FULL DETAILS) - murder , assault
Ntambudzeni Rasendedza-MR BUNDU
  • Well known Tshivenda film producer, comedian and actor Bundu also attempted to destroy the life of his partner and girlfriend. According to reports, Bundu assaulted his girlfriend with a wooden stick and electric cable back in August 2019.
  • He further dripped burning plastics all over her body and locked her inside his house for two weeks.

    Left: Mr Bundu's victim and former girlfriend, Ms Tshifhiwa Nedididi, photographed shortly after the assault. Photo supplied. Right: Ntambudzeni Rasendedza, otherwise known as Mr Bundu. Photo supplied.
    Left: Mr Bundu’s victim and former girlfriend, Ms Tshifhiwa Nedididi, photographed shortly after the assault. Photo supplied. Right: Ntambudzeni Rasendedza, otherwise known as Mr Bundu. Photo supplied.
  • He also gave her a bucket which she used when she wanted to relieve herself. In 2022, Bundu was arrested and was convicted on a count of attempted murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

 Nzuzo Njilo

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Faith Nketsi's husband Nzuzo Njilo allegedly gets drunk in a
Faith Nketsi’s husband Nzuzo Njilo reportedly passed out after getting drunk. Image: @faith.nketsi Source: Instagram

Njilo and an accomplice were accused of defrauding a woman of half a million rand in a botched sale. Last year, he was arrested for allegedly failing to deliver goods valued at nearly R1 million to business owners.

  • Another shocking successful celebrity attempt in destroying their partner is that of Nzuzo Njilo who scammed his then wife Faith Nketsi. The two were married in a traditional wedding in 2022 but a year after they called it quits.
  • Their divorce happened after Nzuzo showed his true colors to Faith that he is a scammer. He scammed another lady in vehicle purchasing deal by selling her a car which didn’t exist. After that Nzuzo couldn’t hesitate to defraud his wife of the proceeds of the sale of her vehicle. When Faith said she wanted a divorce, she highlighted that Nzuzo was toxic and if she should have stayed in their marriage, she would suffered from a mental illness.

 Kelly Khumalo

Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo is a South African singer, actress, and television personality. Born in Vosloorus and later moved to Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal, where she grew up.

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Top 10 Mzansi Celebrities Who Allegedly Destroyed Or Killed Their Partners

Born: November 11, 1984 (age 39 years), Vosloorus, South Africa
Parents: Ntombi Khumalo
Siblings: Zandi Khumalo
Full name: Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Children: 2

  • Singer and actress Kelly Khumalo was in trouble with the law after the death of his boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa. She was allegedly accused of being involved in the death of her partner Senzo.
  • Mr Meyiwa was shot trying to protect Ms Khumalo from armed robbers in 2014. Five suspects were arrested in 2020. Lead investigator Bongani Gininda told a Gauteng High Court, on Wednesday, Ms Khumalo orchestrated “a contractual assassination or hit”
  • The two dated until the death of Senzo in 2014 when he was shot to death. Some believes that Kelly was involved in Senzo’s death because he was talking to one of the suspects before and after Senzo’s death.

Gregg Pettigrew

Gregg Pettigrew
Gregg Pettigrew allegedly shot and killed his lover Dean Jeran Images via Facebook: Gregg Pettigrew
  • Veteran actor Gregg Pettigrew with over 30 years of experience in the industry, was arrested in April of 2023 accused of killing his gay boyfriend Dean Jeran.
  • The soapie actor was accused of shooting the 29-year-old Dean Jeran at his Kempton Park cottage.
  • After that he attempted to take his own life by taking overdose of pills.

According to Netwerk24, Gregg Pettigrew made a brief appearance at the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 18 April. This followed his hospital discharge after a suicide attempt.

After shooting and killing his lover in bed, authorities claimed Gregg reportedly swallowed a dozen painkillers. The actor was rushed to hospital where he was treated under strict police guard.

According to the publication, Gregg has been charged with murder and the illegal possession of a firearm. He is currently being held in police custody.


 Pitch Black Afro

Pitch Black Afro, is a South African Kwaito/Hip hop MC from Soweto. He found rapping a successful way to control his stutter, and commonly wears an Afro wig.

  • Born: 1979 (age 45 years), Orlando, Soweto, South Africa
  • Spouse: Catherine Modisane (m. ?–2018)
  • Albums: Styling Gel, Split Endz, Zonke Bonke, Int’emnandi, Tsotsi
  • Full name: Thulani Howard Ngcobo
  • Instrument(s): Vocals

The rapper Pitch Black Afro whose real name is Thulani Ngcobo was arrested after killing his wife Catherine Modisane. In June 2020, he was sentenced to 10 years and 5 months in prison with half of the sentenced suspended.

Thulani’s wife died of blunt trauma, which could have been caused by the accused hitting his wife’s head against the wall. Pitch Black admitted to the crime before being sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was released on 18 August 2023 after benefiting from special remission of sentence.

 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sweeping church floors after release from prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp: sources
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian who killed his model girlfriend inside their home in 2013. Source: Supplied

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a South African former professional sprinter and convicted murderer. Both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old as a result of a congenital defect; he was born missing the outside of both feet and both fibulae.

  • Born: November 22, 1986 (age 37 years), Sandton, South Africa
  • Uncle: Arnold Pistorius
  • Parents: Sheila Pistorius, Henke Pistorius
  • Siblings: Aimée Pistorius, Carl Pistorius
  • Disability: Double below-knee amputee
  • Event: Sprint (100, 200, 400 m)
  • Height: 1.60 m (5.2 ft) (without prosthesis)

In the early morning of Thursday, 14 February 2013, Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria. He was arrested and was charged with murder. In September 2014, Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. His case was brought back to court in 2017 and he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Sindisiwe Manqele

Sindisiwe Manqele served six years of a 12-year sentence for the murder of Skwatta Kamp member Nkululeko ‘Flabba’ Habedi in 2015.

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Sindisiwe Manqele
  • Sindisiwe is not a celeb but she is linked to this list for killing her boyfriend Flabba, who was a musician and rapper. In 2016 she was sentenced to 12 years in prison. She was released on parole in May 2022.
  • The department of correctional service said Mangqele is still expected to comply with specific set of conditions and would be subjected to supervision until her sentence expired on 23 May 2028.

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