Zahara’s manager Sanele Dlamini has made shocking claims about the star’s alleged drinking problem
He claims that she has “covered up her lies and many alcohol relapses” in the past, but she needs to admit that she has a problem.
Zahara made headlines last week after claiming that TS Records’ TK Nciza and Sbu Leope owed her millions of rands.
The 30-year-old says that she was underpaid for her performances, sales and royalties during the early stages of her career.
A few days before making the claims, Zahara revealed that she had recently had a problem with alcohol.
While she insisted that she was not an alcoholic, the Loliwe hitmaker said that she turned to alcohol several months ago to get through a period of unhappiness in her life.
“It was not a nice place to be in. I was frustrated and so I drank a little to find happiness. It wasn’t that I needed it or that I was addicted. But I got to a point where one night I finished a whole bottle of wine by myself. I knew then that I needed to speak to someone and deal with this,” she told TshisaLIVE.
But according to Sanele, Zahara has been doing more than a little drinking
He claims that the musician spent all her money on alcohol and her “bad friends”.
Speaking to Sunday Sun, Sanele revealed that Zahara’s drinking problem was so bad that she had to be admitted to hospital.
“Zahara spent the whole of December in hospital because her liver had collapsed due to alcohol. While other artists were making money, she was fighting for her life,” he told the paper.
Sanele added that Zahara’s drinking has affected her career.
“Even when she’s booked to perform, she rocks up drunk and doesn’t give her full performance,” he added.
Two of the singer’s friends seemed to corroborate Sanele’s statements. They told the publication that Zahara “sleeps with a bottle of Russian Bear every night, hence she doesn’t rock up for interviews or her gigs”.
Zahara has been plagued with drinking problem rumours for years, but she has constantly denied the claims
Sanele says that Zahara’s own family is scared to call her out on her drinking because she is the breadwinner.
Social media users were not convinced that Zahara gave up alcohol because she started drinking one bottle of wine by herself.
Many believe that she has a deeper problem. If her manager is to be believed, it is worse than anyone imagined.
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