Former Muvhango and Generations actor Mutodi Neshehe and wife Lesley shared details on their pending divorce with Drum magazine.
The 43-year-old actor said that he wanted out of the relationship and has moved out of their home in Honeydew, Johannesburg.
Mutodi has said that the divorce is still pending and he cannot wait to finalize the matter. “The entire thing has been draining and I just wish for it to be over.”
He says it has been difficult because there are children involved – their two daughters. “This woman wants everything I have including my house and the children. My ex is literally coming for everything.”
In an interview with Drum before their divorce began his ex-wife Leslee said she sacrificed everything for the relationship and left her home in the USA. “His attitude towards me has changed,” a clearly hurt Leslee said.
“He’s angry most of the time. I told him recently in a family meeting that he had to try to work things out and asked if he still loves me. He said yes, but I have not been seeing love in his eyes lately. It’s almost as if he’s frustrated with me. Everything I do, I’m criticised for,” she added.
Lesley and Mutodi met at a restaurant in North Carolina, USA 15 years ago.
“She claims to have sacrificed everything for me and she came to South Africa, but why would you leave your life for nothing? You leave something for something else. I won’t let her take my children,” Mutodi said.
In previous reports, it was said that the actor had moved on and was dating the woman he was seen with at this year’s South African Film and Television Awards but he disputes the rumors and says he is single.
“I have known that Nomfundo for a very long time and she is married for crying out loud, and I even know her husband,” Mutodi said.
“Many people tend to assume that when a man and woman are together there might be more than just friendship.
“We are really good friends and when I saw her at the SAFTAs we just decided to hang out together because we were both there alone.”
Mutodi’s ex-wife could not be reached for comment on his allegations.