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Actress Luyanda Zwane reveals she broke up with Sparky Xulu

Popular South African actress Luyanda Zwane reveals she and actor Sparky Xulu are no longer together. The Sibongile and The Dlamini actress Luyanda Zwane tells Zimoja that she and her boyfriend, Sparky Xulu broke up.

Zwane who starred alongside Zenzelisphesihle “Sparky” Xulu in BET_Africa’s telenovela, Redemption adds that she still believes in love.

Luyanda Zwane

We broke up, unfortunately it happens. I still believe in love though. People break up all the time. I hope to find someone one day. I can’t say much about what happened.”

Zwane adds that she is in a good place and she’s currently working on a big modelling campaign.

Sparky Xulu

I have something major coming up in the modelling space that I am excited about. We can forget about all the negativities. Bigger things are coming,” she adds.

The celebrity couple, Luyanda Zwane and Sparky Xulu trended on social media on Thursday, 22 February for their 14-year age gap.

This is after entertainment blogger Musa Khawula took to X to slam Xulu for dating Zwane, who more than ten years younger than him.

“Predatory Sparky Xulu, 36 is dating Luyanda Zwane, 19,” tweeted Khawula.

However, Zwane confirmed on her Instagram that she turned 20 on 7 February, while Xulu is reportedly 34 years.

While it’s unclear when they began dating, the pair first acted together on BET’s telenovela, Redemption and moved in together earlier this year.

Fans of the The Estate actor also slammed Khawula’s criticism by reminding him that Xulu is not committing a crime by dating Zwane as she’s over 18 years.

Zwane was not available to answer questions by the publication at the time of publishing this article.

Here are some of the reactions:

@mufudzi_: “Musa, Musa Musa. Age of consent is 18. Why do older men and women so concerned about controlling what young girls do or whom they date? If she wanted a 21-year-old she would have dated one.”

@messenger_iam: “Nothing wrong here. But that huge age difference might come with certain disadvantages. She will want to play and the knees of the madala will say no, no.”

@Mfoka_Mlangeni: “This has been going on for ages. I am not moved by it. Most girls i used to be in the same class with got married a long time ago to older guys, immediately after we got out of high school.”

@mannaxrn: “No one is talking about how traditionally, younger woman typically married older men. I feel like as much as there are disadvantages, there are also advantages. It’s easier to submit to someone who is older and gender roles are clearly outlined.”

@ta_marah7: “Luyanda is not a kid, she has an ID and she’s done with high school, y’all talk as if she’s doing grade 5.”

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