The couple released a joint statement on Saturday explaining that there had been lots of speculation about their marriage and they wanted to tell the story themselves.

Mzansi is still reeling after hearing the news that Melanie and Zwai Bala are divorcing.

Still, the news has left many heartbroken. Just a few months ago, in an interview with Anele Mdoda, Zwai couldn’t help but swoon about his wife and said they had been together for 18 years.

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