khaya mthethwa and ntando kunene

Idol’s season 8 winner, Khaya Mthethwa, and the former Miss South Africa 2016, Ntando Kunene, in a colourful traditional wedding. Image via Instagram/ @khayamthethwa

Khaya Mthethwa opens up about post-divorce life

In a recent episode of Mpoomy Ledwaba’s YouTube show Wisdom and Wellness, gospel singer Khaya Mthethwa discussed life after divorce.

khaya mthethwa and ntando kunene

Idol’s season 8 winner, Khaya Mthethwa, and the former Miss South Africa 2016, Ntando Kunene, in a colourful traditional wedding. Image via Instagram/ @khayamthethwa

Khaya Mthethwa talked about how his divorce was perhaps one of the most difficult experiences he had to go through.

Ntando Kunene, a model and former Miss South Africa, and Khaya Mthethwa were wed for two years before separating in 2019.

Khaya Mthethwa opens up about post-divorce life.

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Speaking to influencer Mpoomy Ledwaba, Khaya admitted that the divorce was difficult for him and that it took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Khaya expressed gratitude that churches were closed since he likely would have passed out.

He told Mpoomy, “I really struggled, I’m not going to lie. That has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through, and I never want to go through it again … I cannot believe I came out of that hole,”

he said. “And when I went through it, it was during the period of lockdown. We broke up, then we went into lockdown. I was alone in my house for eight months … Thank God I didn’t have to go to church because I would have collapsed.

“It was a period for me to unlearn and it was a huge awakening to the man I was and a huge awakening to who I wanted to be. I was on antidepressants and I was sleeping my life away.”

Ntando Kunene, his ex-wife and baby mama was also a recent guest on Wisdom And Wellness.

This wasn’t the first time Khaya had mentioned his divorce. On her YFM “The Lady On Drive Show,” Khutso Theledi, said that society shamed and canceled him for divorcing Ntando Kunene.

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“I am 33, divorced, been through alcohol, been through just trying to numb the pain. I have struggled because how are you going to be able to speak to your generation if you have never been through what they are going through,” He explained.

Ntando announced their separation and that they wanted their own space, “…In the last few days my husband and I have had an in-depth discussion about our marriage and our young family challenges. On Sunday we met my in-laws and informed them of our mutual decision for us to amicably file for divorce.”

The statement read, “On behalf of Khaya and I, we request you to respect our privacy as we go through this difficult process. We know and appreciate your love and concerns about us but do know that we are fine, and this decision is in the best interest of both of us. We agreed to handle our divorce amicably, with mutual respect and no contest. Khaya and I will remain friends.”

After being away for a long time, he made a cryptic social media statement that led others to believe he was prepared to move on.

“’I’m living, I’m healing, I’m believing, I’m definitely reinventing!”

The gospel artist went on to claim that he attempted various things to get him through the sadness he was plunged into, including substance misuse, but soon decided that he had to do better.

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The pastor is doing much better today and has used the suffering to improve as a mentor to others and gain more expertise.

Khaya Mthethwa’s Marriage

Khaya Mthethwa and Ntandoyenkosi Kunene exchanged vows and held a traditional wedding ceremony on December 2, 2017. Former Miss South Africa winner Ntando. They were only together for three months, but despite knowing she was the one, he didn’t want to waste any time.

Khaya described his wife as a remarkable human being, someone with a strong moral code, and someone who comes from an extraordinary family.

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After making their divorce public on social media, Khaya Mthethwa did indicate in one of his church sermons that their two years of marriage were challenging and offered many obstacles, albeit the exact cause for their breakup is still unknown.