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List of all Khanyi Mbau’s failed relationships

Mzansi actress and reality star Khanyi Mbau is trending after her ex-boyfriend Kudzai Mushonga opened up about depression and battling suicidal thoughts during his relationship with the Young, Famous & African star.

However, with Mbau yet to share her side of the story, the reality star has been making headlines with her previous relationships implicated in her woes with Mushonga.

Let’s take a dive into her failed relationships that hogged headlines in recent years.

Mandla Mthembu – 2007

Mandla Mthembu

Khanyi Mbau dated Mandla Mthembu when she was 19. Despite having a 30-year gap, the two tied the knot. In the wake of Mthembu’s financial woes, Mbau reportedly called it quits.

Mthembu was reported broke in 2008, but he rubbished the rumours two years later he disappeared from the spotlight, and South Africans have been trying to connect the dots on his whereabouts since 2010.

Khanyi Mbau and Theunis Crous – 2009

Khanyi Mbau and Theunis Crous

Khanyi Mbau once had an affair with Theunis Crous in 2009. In 2010 Crous revealed to the SowetanLive that dating Mbau was a huge mistake. He said: ‘Dating Khanyi was a huge mistake. She is a liar and a manipulator.’

However, he fell from glory in 2013 when the Port Elizabeth High Court granted the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) an order to freeze his assets, including several lush mansions and cars.

Tebogo Lerole – 2010

Khanyi Mbau and Tebogo Lerole

Against the backdrop of her failed marriage with Crous, Mbau found love in the arms of Tebogo Lerole.

The two looked picture-perfect and were often dubbed SA’s power couple. However, their affair went south, and the two called it quits in 2020 after dating for a decade.

Khanyi Mbuu and Kudzai Mushonga – 2021

Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga’s relationship became public in February 2021. The controversial Zibabwean-born multi-millionaire reportedly call it quits with Mbau.

Against the backdrop of their alleged fallout, the two have often made headlines for the wrong reasons.

The Zimbabwean-born tycoon is known for his lavish life capped with glitz and glamour.

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Nompilo Maphumulo (Nosipho)

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