Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa has confirmed that her troubled marriage to international icon DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, has hit rock-bottom.
She has asked for privacy to protect her children. In a black and white four-minute video posted on Mlotshwa's Instagram account, and sporting her natural hair, the visibly emotional Mlotshwa has asked to be given space, and not to be bombarded with questions.
Her video follows an article in the Sunday World which revealed that DJ Black Coffee and Mlotshwa have split after two years of marriage.
According to the news report, the details for the break up with DJ Black Coffee's sister, Nomalanga Maphumulo, is contained in an application for the protection order by Enhle which was issued at the Randburg magistrate's court last month.
"I woke up this morning to this article, and have been called by journalists lately but have stuck to my 'no comment' approach, and it works for me. But I also woke up today to something extremely personal that I handed to the court which has now made its way to the papers. The situation happening right now in my life is indeed happening, but I would also just like a bit of space. I do believe the system would do what is fair. I do believe in every way that the South African system is fair, and our justice system has been built around fair decisions for those who can't make amicable decisions."
The couple's marriage has been rocked by allegations of cheating. In 2012, it was reported that DJ Black Coffee allegedly had an affair with a model, and aspiring business-woman. Enhle claimed at the time that the was woman was allegedly trying to extort money from them.
DJ Black Coffee at the time blamed the indiscretion on youthfulness and fame, claiming that when one is young, fame can overwhelm and lead to a 'slip up'.
Last year in August, Enhle did not hold back at the female empowerment event. She asked how women could use the moment of August to salute themselves but fail to rebuke 'a sister who did you wrong'.
"A sister did me wrong. But I heard comments such as 'she thinks she's perfect, even Beyonce gets cheated on," she said.
Yesterday, she said it has been a "very long couple of years for me and all I ask is for silence, not for me or anyone else, but for my children."
"Everything I have done is to protect my children. All I have ever tried to do was to be a great and supportive wife, respectful not only to my partner, but to everyone around him. I now have on my hand a fight that I have never understood, but I understand why it is placed in meat this point of my life. It has been a very rough year, but I still stand tall and proud. It is indeed a situation no one wants to see themselves in, but here we are," she said.
"I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life's choices always keeping in mind that marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don't teach boys the same?
Following the news, tweeps commented on the situation with mostly supportive messages to Enhle.
— Caesar 🕊 (@1sizwe1) November 10, 2019
It's sad that Enhle & Black Coffee are no longer married. But I have realised that when two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they "don’t understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at least, begun to. pic.twitter.com/feqP1cfKB0
— Nqubeko Cue Sibiya (@CueSibiya) November 10, 2019