Itu Bokaba and Mr Brown

Itu Bokaba and Mr Brown. Images via Twitter @MrBrownSA_ and @PopulseSA

Mr Brown and ‘Rhythm City’ star Itu Bokaba reportedly broke up

A close friend of music producer and singer Mr Brown claims ‘Rhythm City’ actress Itu Bokaba had no idea he was married and expecting a child.

Itu Bokaba and Mr Brown

Itu Bokaba and Mr Brown. Images via Twitter @MrBrownSA_ and @PopulseSA

Zimoja reports that Rhythm City actress Itu Bokaba and Zimbabwe-born music producer and singer Lynol Siwela, aka Mr Brown, have broken up.

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A close friend of Mr Brown tells the publication that the Rhythm City star Itu was unaware that Mr Brown was married and expecting a child.

“When she read an article, she broke off their affair. They used to work together and date. But it’s done. I am a little bit puzzled as to how she didn’t know that he had a child on the way.”

The friend adds that Bokaba would never date a married man as she is a lady, has a child and can handle anything but not a married man.

The source adds that it would be out of her character to date a married man, and she’s been dealing with the “long-distance break-up, but she will be okay.”

Mr Brown is reportedly back home in Zimbabwe for a few months now, after Home Affairs sent him packing for “overstaying and not renewing his work permit”.

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Zimoja adds that Mr Brown, who was reportedly dating Rhythm City star Itu Bokaba revealed he would like to stay in Zimbabwe but needed to return for the sake of his wife and baby on the way.

“I was staying in South Africa legally; I even have a wife and a child on the way. I went out to Botswana, then on my way back, I was stopped. I was alone. I overstayed, and I was then supposed to appeal, but I didn’t, and that is how I was refused entry back to South Africa. I can come back if I want to, anytime, but I am still good here. I am just worried about my wife, who is giving birth this month.”

The producer and singer added he was delaying his return to Mzansi until the commotion at Open Mic subsided. This is after musician Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, aka Makhadzi, revealed in May that she left the label and will work under her own label.

Bona reports that the Limpopo-born singer Makhadzi took to her social media to announce her departure from Open Mic production.

”I, Ndivhudzannyi “Makhadzi” Larivhona, have decided not to renew the contract which was entered between myself and Open Mic Productions (PTY) LTD.”

”The contract which came into effect in March 2020 came to an end in March 2023, after three years of fruitful and productive working relationship.”

Actress Itu Bokaba had not responded to questions about her alleged relationship with Mr Brown at the time of publishing this article.

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