Skeem Saam actress pays hubby R500k spousal maintenance

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Former Skeem Saam actress pays out huge sum in divorce settlement

A well-known South African television actress had to part with almost half a million rand as part of her divorce settlement, documents reveal.

Court papers obtained exclusively by Sunday World show the talented performer agreed to pay her ex-husband R360,000 for housing as well as R120,000 for furniture and household items.

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“In terms of cause 3 of the settlement agreement, the plaintiff agreed to pay the defendant a once-off spousal maintenance sum of R360 000 towards his accommodation.

“In terms of clause 4, the plaintiff agreed to pay the defendant the sum of R120000, towards his furniture and household necessities.

“The plaintiff has already complied with clause 3 and 4 of the divorce settlement agreement and made a total payment of R480000 to the defendant,” read the papers.

The sizable payout was necessary as the former partner was facing financial struggles at the time of their marriage breakdown.

While the exact identity of the actress cannot be disclosed for legal reasons, the documents provide a breakdown of the settlement reached last November.

She complied fully with the agreement, transferring R240,000 in the first installment on November 15th and the remaining R240,000 five days later.

This was to cover her ex's accommodation and furnishings as the divorce left him in a difficult situation financially.

Notably, the amounts dwarf the R10,000 per month reported to have been demanded by TV host Minnie Dlamini's estranged husband Quinton Jones.

The former modeland her former spouse did not have children together, there was no requirement for involvement of the family advocate.

Her lawyers applied directly to the Johannesburg High Court for a decree of divorce to be issued based on the resolution signed by both parties.

While the well-known performer declined to comment, her attorney Mabu Marweshe confirmed representing her in finalizing the costly divorce settlement.

“We can confirm that we acted on behalf of the actress on the matter, but we are unable to discuss the details of the settlement agreement because they are a confidential matter ,” he said.

The details provide a rare insight into the expensive realities facing even celebrity partners terminating failed marriages.


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