Thuli Phongolo just shaved off her hair. Image via Instagram @thuliphongolo

‘The Zumas are out of hand!’…Thuli Phongolo denies dating Duduzane

As unrest continues in South Africa, actress and DJ Thuli Phongolo had some strong words for the Zuma family.


Thuli Phongolo just shaved off her hair. Image via Instagram @thuliphongolo

As unrest continues in South Africa, Thuli Phongolo took to her social media to shut down former president Jacob Zuma’s family members for encouraging violence in the country.

Tensions have risen in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal since Jacob Zuma’s incarceration and Thuli had a few words for his family…


The DJ joined a number of other celebs who commented on unrest in the country and took to her social media account tweeting that the Zuma family is out of hand. Her tweet read:

“The Zumas are out of hand, hayi ngeke bo!”. 

She further mentioned that encouraging violence and damaging property is uncalled for, emphasising that she is uninterested about the opinions of other people. 

Her follow-up tweet read, “I will not fold my tweet. My opinion won’t change. I’m not offended by insults. I stand by words. That’s all.


The former Generations: The Legacy star condemned her affiliation with the Zuma family after rumours did the rounds that she was dating Duduzane Zuma.

While she denied the rumours earlier this year, fans had even more reason to believe that the two were together after she posted a video of Duduzane dancing to Big Zulu’s Mali Eningi earlier this year. 

In an interview with controversial podcaster MacG, Duduzane Zuma clarified that he had never met Thuli but complimented her saying she was a beautiful woman.

She shut down the affiliation again in a now-deleted tweet making it clear that she does not know Duduzane personally. 

“Sir, I don’t have any personal association with anyone from the Zuma family. I had a passport and visas way before the rumours that are simply not true surfaced. I don’t know Duduzane personally either and that’s the truth. The rumours were baseless. STOP WITH THE LIES!”

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