Jacob Zuma’s nephew Khulubuse is allegedly down to two wives. Insiders claim he dumped Mpume Khumalo for cheating. These sources say Khulu lost his cool.
Sources allege Khulubuse showed Mpume the door after he’d discovered she was getting her womanly satisfaction away from home. But Mpume’s close friends claim she was unhappy in her role as the businessman’s third wife. One friend alleged : ‘Mpume told us when Khulu found out about the affair, all hell broke loose’ According to allegations made by closely-connected family sources, Mpume moved in with a friend in Port Shepstone on the KZN south coast.
‘She decided to go and cool off, away from the busy Durban city and the prying eyes of the media’, claims one of these insiders. Khulubuse met Mpume in Kwa-Mashu five years ago. They come from the same kasi. ‘He took her on as one of his three wives and started spoiling her rotten,’ another of Mpume’s close friends suggested. This source claimed Khulubuse took her out of the kasi and bought her a guesthouse in Umhlanga.
A third source alleged : ‘Mpume has been living like a real queen in spite of sharing Khlubuse with two other women. She had no problem with that because she loved Khulubuse. First he bought her a Toyota Yaris, then later a BMW 3 series – before adding the Range Rover she drives around in at the moment’. Yet another insider,the fourth, told media that Khulubuse has always supported Mpume’s ambitions to become a top businesswoman. ‘He helped her enrol for business studies at Varsity College in Durban’ said the insider.
This same source went on to describe Mpume as a very clever and able woman. Asked if Mpume was taking stress after losing the glamorous lifestyle she shared with Khulubuse, the source alleged : ‘uMpume usebenel’ekhaya (Mpume is fleecing Khlubuse).’ The source further claimed: ‘With all the money her husband showered her with, she added three rooms to her two roomed house in Kwa-Mashu. She also built a big house in her village and is taking care of her siblings. Some are at Varsity and her sister is a nurse at a local clinic. She’s invested wisely.’
A fifth source said Mpume would find life difficult if she ended up back in her old kasi. This insider said : ‘Money’s not everything in life. She often told us she wasn’t happy in her marriage. But she’ll get another man – Khulu connected her with big-shots in the business world’
In happier times, the now estranged couple attended music shows and went on holiday in Dubai. Mpume refused to comment.
Various attempts via SMS and phone drew a blank and Khulubuse couldn’t be reached for comment.