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Amanda du-Pont speaks on her character Blessings from ‘The Domestic;. Image via Instagram @amandadupont.

Amanda: Five things to know about the actress accusing Jub Jub of rape

Who is Amanda du Pont, the actress who accused Jub Jub of raping her? From her heritage to her career, here’s five things to know.

Amanda

Amanda du-Pont speaks on her character Blessings from ‘The Domestic;. Image via Instagram @amandadupont.

Actress Amanda du Pont accused television personality Jub Jub of rape via an Instagram an Instagram post on 2 December. 

AMANDA ACCUSED JUB JUB OF RAPE 

Jub Jub did an interview with MacG on Podcast And Chill on 1 December – on the episode he said he “smashed” Amanda. The actress was deeply upset at the remarks and claimed that Jub Jub did not “smash” her, he raped her. 

“So no you didn’t smash me, you forcefully opened my legs and you forced yourself on me numerous times for two years. The most painful part of all of this was that I was a virgin and I told him at the time. I told Jub Jub at the time that I was a virgin and I planned to be a virgin until the time I got married,” said Amanda.

Spokesperson to minister Nathi Mthethwa, Masechaba Khumalo also claimed she was raped by the Uyajola 9/9 host.

ALSO READ: ‘I had an abortion and… he tried to kill me’: Amanda du Pont on Jub Jub

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT AMANDA DU PONT 

1. SHE IS OF PORTUGUESE, CHINESE, FRENCH AND SWAZI DESCENT 

Amanda has a diverse heritage, her mom is Swati and her dad is half Chinese and half Portuguese. The actress’s father is French.  

“My mother, Antoinette’s mother is Swati and her father is half Chinese half Portuguese and my father Harry Tum’s father is a white French man,” said Amanda according to Zalebs. 

2. SHE IS FROM A ROYAL FAMILY 

Her father Henry du Pont is from the Swaziland royal family. He is the son of Princess Ncabile, who is the daughter of Prince Mshengu and the niece of King Sobhuza.

3. AMANDA HOLDS A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

She moved to Mpumalanga in high school. The actress holds a Bachelor of Arts in live performance from Africa Film Drama Art and a Diploma in Acting by the New York Film Academy in the US.

4. SHE IS MARRIED 

Amanda is married to Shawn Rodrigues. The pair tied the knot in a secret wedding.

“I love you so much, especially with your little waddle. ❤😏,” he wrote on Instagram.

5 SHE IS A TALENTED ACTRESS

Amanda is an actress, model and television presenter, best known for the following roles.

  • Thabisile Dlamini in Muvhango
  • Lelo on Skeem Saam
  • Ashley in Netflix’s Shadow
  • Mel in Netflix’s Little Big Mouth

“Mel is a single mom who lives with her son and dad. Their lives are completely changed when a rock guitarist enters their world. A feel good romantic comedy 🎬🍿,” she wrote on Instagram.

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