AFTER the pictures of gospel artist Thinah Zungu (30) kissing with a young woman emerged and left many of his followers in shock, Move spoke to him to find out if the psalmist has left his wife or is cheating.
Thinah vehemently denies that he and the woman identified as Buhle Nzimane are in a relationship. He tells Move! that Buhle is his ex-girlfriend and that they broke up in 2016.
“She loved my music so she would attend my shows. The pictures of us being loved up were in her phone and we took them when we were still dating,” he claims.
Thinah adds that at the time he was with Buhle, he was going through marital difficulties with his wife whom he married in 2012.
“My wife and I were having problems around that time. When we fixed our problems, I stopped my relationship with Buhle. But when I met Buhle at events, we would take pictures together or talk on the phone as she is a fan of my music,” he says. Thinah’s manager, Themba Mthembu, tells Move! that all of this about Thinah’s alleged cheating is news to him.
“As far as I know, this issue of Thinah and Buhle Nzimane happened in 2016 and they are just good friends,” he says. “Thinah is with his wife and they are happy.”
In the pictures, the two alleged lovebirds are wearing different clothes and the Buhle’s hairstyles are different, clearly showing that they had been together on different occasions.
It is alleged that Thinah, who is based in Durban, always travels with Buhle to his shows and she always posts news about her travels with Thinah on social media.
When a Sunday newspaper that broke the story contacted Buhle, she denied having a relationship with the gospel star and claimed to be a fan.
“This is false. The man is a celebrity, he takes pictures with everyone,” she said. However, Move! could not reach Buhle for comment.
It is also alleged that Thinah spoils Buhle with expensive branded clothing. She apparently even lives in an apartment that is being paid for by Thinah. It is alleged that when Thinah has gigs in Joburg he often sleeps at Buhle’s apartment and he even goes to the extent of pretending he has gigs in Joburg in order to spend time with Buhle.
Thinah had allegedly been complaining to his celebrity friends about his wife’s bad cooking and how he wanted to leave her.
However, it had emerged that this was hard for him as his wife, Zama Mtshali, has been there for him before he even became famous.