As an English saying goes: “Love conquers everything.” And this seems the case for Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder George Lebese and his girlfriend, Sizakele Manonga.
Their relationship has been rocky, including the time when George was reportedly nabbed for allegedly assaulting Sizakele in 2015 following a rumoured argument sparked by a said phone call.
Shortly after that incident, the couple broke up and Sizakele moved on with former Kaizer Chiefs defender and captain, Jimmy Tau, who later paid ilobolo for her. Sunday Sun reported in 2016 that Jimmy Tau paid R200 000 as part of the ilobolo negotiations for Sizakele before she broke his heart and landed straight in the arms of the Major League DJz half, Bandile Mbere.
And two weeks ago, George went on baecation with Sizakele in a romantic getaway to Bali, as flaunted on her Instagram account. In her picture captions, Sizakele declares her love for George.
In one of his Instagram posts dated 13 July, George posts: Love always wins @manonga_sizakele. While Sizakele posted a picture of George during their Bali getaway that reads: My Life. And insiders said they weren’t surprised that George and Sizakele had reunited.
Said an informant: “I just hope their relationship can last forever this time round. They’re good for each other, and I suspect they’ve learnt from their past mistakes. Deep down they know they love each other.”
Asserted another source: “The pictures were taken when they were overseas. George has been busy showering Sizakele with gifts. Since their return, their bond has been nothing but amazing. Let’s hope Sizakele will stop playing around. George is her man.”
Both Sizakele and George could not be reached for comment.
When contacted, Mamelodi Sundowns spokesperson Thulani Thulo refused to comment, saying: “This is a personal matter, I can’t comment.”