Minnie Dlamini and Itumeleng Khune

Minnie Dlamini with Itumeleng Khune. Image from Twitter@MinnieKhune

‘Made fun of Khune’: Minnie Dlamini roasted over elections post

Minnie Dlamini has been trolled on X, and reminded of her Khune joke, after being dribbled by the English language.

Minnie Dlamini and Itumeleng Khune

Minnie Dlamini with Itumeleng Khune. Image from Twitter@MinnieKhune

Media personality Minnie Dlamini has been bombarded with negative responses after making a blunder when she shared her views about the South African election results.


The country is on day three of vote counting after millions of people took to the polls on Wednesday, 29 May, to cast their ballots in the national, provincial and regional elections.

With over 90% of the national votes captured on Friday, the African National Congress (ANC) – which is the ruling party – has fallen short of a majority, receiving only 40% of the vote. In second place is the Democratic Alliance (DA), while former President Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party is third.

Due to these results, the ANC will need to make a deal with other parties to form a coalition government.


Reacting on social media, Minnie Dlamini described the elections as “entertaining”. She further said: “Will the ANC coalate with MK or EFF? Will Ramaphosa step down? Will he try coalate with the DA? Interesting times…”

The Honeymoon actress has since been slammed for her post, as many X users wanted to know what the word “coalate” means as well as why she’d use “entertaining” to describe the elections.

“I’ve looked for the word ‘coalate’ on three different search engines. It doesn’t exist. Lala manje [sleep now] MaDlamini,” one netizen said.

“Same Minnie Dlamini that was making fun of Itumeleng Khune for not being able to spell an English word properly. What is ‘coalate’?” another said.


The latter comment was in reference to the TV presenter’s joke about her ex-boyfriend, Itumeleng Khune.

During her Showmax roast in April this year, Minnie threw shade at the Kaizer Chiefs veteran goalkeeper for failing to spell the word “apologies” in a viral social media video.


Khune and Minnie dated from 2011 to 2014. She went on to marry TV producer Quinton Jones in 2017, with whom she shares a three-year-old son named Netha Makhosini Jones. The couple are currently in the process of a divorce.

On the other hand, Khune went on to date multimillionaire, Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize’s stepdaughter, Sbahle Mpisane. After their break up, he married his wife Siphelele Makhunga in a traditional wedding in 2022. The couple shares two daughters.