Actress Mbali Mlotshwa has clarified that her estranged husband and world-renowned deejay Black Coffee did not make her sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA).
This comes after the Rockville actress shared a tweet over the weekend, suggesting that she had been made to sign an NDA ahead of a press briefing during which she vowed to disclose controversial details surrounding her marriage to and divorce from the award-winning musician.
“Good morning. I posted this yesterday, it seems wasn’t posted, can’t find it in my drafts. So if you signed an NDA and you are being threatened or ‘reminded’ that you can’t talk about it. I’m sure you can talk about the threat or ‘reminder’ right. Asking for a couple of girls?” Mlotshwa shared.
This was understood as the star alluding to the idea that the deejay, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, had made her sign a legal document, making her refrain from talking about their affairs.
However, following a series of tweets by Maphumulo on Tuesday, dismissing the idea that he had made her sign an NDA, Mlotshwa told City Press that she was not referring to her estranged husband. “Did I say he made me sign the NDA? Who said I was talking about him. He is crazy.”
She declined to comment further, stating that she would talk about the matter at a press briefing on a date yet to be determined. “I don’t want to talk about this matter now. I publicly said I will have a press briefing. So when I am ready I will do that briefing publicly. I just want a divorce. That’s all I want.”
The couple, who are currently entangled in a nasty divorce battle and a simultaneous assault court case, have resorted to airing their dirty laundry in public, with accusations and counteraccusations against each other.
On Friday, the Randburg Magistrates’ Court declined to grant a protection order against Maphumulo to Mlotshwa. This prompted the emotional mother of two to take to Instagram to release a four-minute video, slamming the decision and vowing to hold a press briefing.
“This man lied in the court of law. He said he went under my arm, as tall as he is, when he knows very well he hit me… He struck my hand twice and pushed me into our marital property.
“I don’t feel safe, as he is also psychologically messing with my children, which is why I have to stand up and fight for myself.”
She also promised to bring evidence at the press briefing which would include receipts showing that Maphumulo allegedly paid journalists R15 000 to lie about her.
This video was followed by two more posts in which the actress revealed that electricity had been cut off from her home and she was having dinner in the dark with their two sons.
So if you signed an NDA and you are being threatened or ‘reminded’ that you can’t talk about it. I’m sure you can talk about the threat or ‘reminder’ right. Asking for a couple of girls?
However, the Drive hit maker responded by calling Mlotshwa a liar. “It brought me so much pain to watch your videos making fun of this situation with the kids; they honestly don’t deserve this. I have now settled the electricity bill this time, just for the sake of the kids. Moving forward, pay your electricity bill – the kids shouldn’t go through this,” Maphumulo said in the first tweet.
“From March, I have been sending you electricity statements which you are aware of. Yesterday they cut the lights and you’re here once again creating another narrative that it was because of me. Take care of your bills,” he said.
He also revealed that he had been paying the actress a monthly maintenance of R65 000 for her and their children.
“I’ve been taking care of all the household expenses. I take care of all the kids and their school needs. On top of the all this, since November, I’ve been paying 65K towards you and the kids. After our separation, I got you a fully paid car in your name,” he said.
He added that he had not made her sign an NDA.
“Just like the assault case, there’s no NDA, there’s never been any. Ok next time come with facts, I do not own or have any shares on any media company.”