Vusi Thembekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo battles his wife in court again. Image via Instagram @vusithembekwayo

Vusi Thembakayo and Mahlolo’s divorce: Battle gets messy in court

Vusi Thembekwayo and his wife Mahlolo’s divorce battle is getting more ugly. They are reportedly at loggerheads on another legal battle.

Vusi Thembekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo battles his wife in court again. Image via Instagram @vusithembekwayo

Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Vusi Thembekwayo and his estranged wife Palesa Mahlolo’s divorce is nothing close to amicable. The couple reportedly married in 2020. They have since accused one another of physically abusing the other and having substance abuse problems.


Thembekwayo was reportedly arrested in December 2021. His wife claimed that she had been assaulted by her motivational speaker husband, City Press reported.

Thembekwayo reportedly spent some time behind bars and was released the following day on bail. Mahlolo reportedly accused her husband of having slapped and dragged her out of bed and told to leave their Dainfern home.

According to KayaFM, when Thembekwayo got out of jail, he took to his social media to tell his side of the story. He explained that he and Mahlolo were going through some difficult times in their marriage. Thembekwayo revealed that his wife was suffering from a “longstanding battle with substance abuse.”

People in Mzansi reportedly bashed Thembekwayo for airing his wife’s dirty laundry. They were convinced that he was doing so only to paint her in a bad light.

Vusi Thembekwayo
Vusi Thembekwayo and his wife are reportedly back in court, this time about their property issue. Image via Instagram @vusithembekwayo

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Thembekwayo and Mahlolo are reportedly battling it out in court again. The motivational speaker reported his wife at Johannesburg High Court. Thembekwayo claimed his wife was refusing to sign off on an offer to sell their Steyn City estate, The Citizen reported.

The successful entrepreneur reportedly bought the property in 2017 and has since suffered financial straits due to Covid-19 regulations. The home was also reportedly almost repossessed.

“From as early as 2021, I made at least three attempts to restructure the loan with the first respondent. The impact of Covid on my finances, as well as having to support two households, took a toll on my income,” The Sunday World quoted Thembekwayo speaking.

“I spoke to Palesa, and we agreed that the property would be put up for sale. This agreement was because I persuaded her that if the second respondent executed on the property, we would lose all profits,” he added.

The property was reportedly purchased for investment purposes and is estimated to be worth R4 million. A buyer reportedly offered to buy it for R3.6 million, but the offer has since expired because of Mahlolo’s delays.

FNB had already reportedly begun legal proceedings against Thembekwayo and Maholo since last year. The bank has reportedly begun the process to declare the property executable due to outstanding payments.

The bank’s target is to reportedly to recover R1.3 million.

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