Last updated on Jan 26th, 2021 at 04:15 pm
Lerato Kganyago’s shocking split from her husband of two months has the Twitterverse talking
The radio personality announced on Thursday that she was parting ways with wealthy businessman Thami Ndlela.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Thami and I have decided to go our separate ways. We have come to realise that our different priorities and work loads have not afforded us the time to invest in our relationship.
“I will continue to care deeply for Thami and look forward to growing our friendship. We trust that our privacy will be respected during this difficult time,” she wrote on Instagram.
Lerato also warned her followers about a fake Twitter profile that was pretending to be her soon-to-be ex-husband and threatening to share juicy details about their relationship.
“I’m about to release very massive files about my divorce,” the page tweeted.
Lerato made it clear that Thami did not have a Twitter page.
— Sindiswa (@Cindilopa) May 15, 2020
Lerato and Thami tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony in March
Their nuptials came as a surprise to her fans and many did not have a clue who the man in her life was. Lerato is notorious for keeping her relationships out of the spotlight.
Some of the A-list stars who attended the posh ceremony were Dineo Ranaka and Somizi Mhlongo.
A few weeks before the wedding, Lerato took to social media to show off her the amazing Valentine’s Day her man treated her to.
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Lerato’s followers described the couple as relationship goals and were impressed that Thami was so rich that they allegedly stayed in the same neighbourhood as President Cyril Ramaphosa.
So, imagine their surprise when the Metro FM DJ announced that they were calling it quits.
One Twitter user said the lockdown was showing couples flames.
“This lockdown is actually forcing these couples with ‘busy schedules’ to actually get to know each other without any distractions… now they’re realising gore Nooo mo ke phoso… Take your time and get to know your partner… askisi Lerato Kganyago.”
This lockdown is actually forcing these couples with “busy schedules” to actually get to know each other without any distractions.. now they’re realizing gore Nooo mo ke phoso…
— DiPaleTsentle (@Tsentle_diPale) May 14, 2020
Some Twitter users claimed that Lerato’s man had many skeletons in his closet and she should not have been in a rush to get married
“What I’ve learnt from #LeratoKganyago and Thami’s saga is that no matter how drunk in love you are, background check is very important.”
— Phemelo_Serongoane (@phemelops) May 14, 2020
Celebrities must stop this thing of hiding their partners, people here on Twitter know people and they’ll release files before you step on that alter. I am sure #LeratoKganyago would’ve seen files about hubby before getting married. pic.twitter.com/DnxdG36Xzp
— Miranda Priestly (@Reabe5) May 14, 2020
Despite some tweeps seemingly taking joy in Lerato’s misfortune, many were glad that she was brave enough to walk away.
“She did what our grandmothers, mothers, etc. failed to do. Don’t Bekezela If it’s not working leave… I stan,” one woman wrote.
She Did what our grandmother’s, mothers et.c failed to do.
Don’t Bekezela If its not working leave….
— UMakhelwane🇿🇦🇨🇺 (@TheGifts_of_joy) May 14, 2020
Another woman added: “Chin up baby girl, it’s the end of a chapter in your life… not the end of the world. I have so much respect for women who walk away, it takes a lot but your happiness is very imperative. Love & Light.”
#LeratoKganyago Chin up baby girl, it’s the end of a chapter in your life… not the end of the world. I have so much respect for women who walk away, it takes a lot but your happiness is very imperative.
— Lesedi Ledwaba (@NanaLesedi) May 14, 2020
One tweep applauded Lerato for normalising leaving a toxic relationships.
Normalise leaving a relationship:
If you are treated like they are doing you a favour
Being in a relationship alone
Having to apologize every second
Not getting the same energy
Going an extra mile alone
Not knowing where you stand
Begging someone for attention
— Anathi (@Younger_121) May 14, 2020
Some Twitter users claimed that Lerato and Thami were married in community of property and she would lose some of her assets. But the star poured cold water on the speculations
“G. Morning. Ain’t nobody touching ANYTHING I OWN that’s FOR SURE! Easy with the speculation, wish you a day full of positivity.”
G. Morning. Ain’t nobody touching ANYTHING I OWN that’s FOR SURE! Easy with the speculation, wish you a day full of positivity ❤️
— leratokganyago (@Leratokganyago) May 15, 2020
She also clapped back at a few Twitter users who criticised her for posting her split news on social media.
“U didn’t post when you where getting married, it’s nt necessarily to tell us when u break-up . I mean,” one Twitter user wrote.
Lerato replied: “Akere y’all took my then marriage to the papers every weekend, when I kept silent about it, so this was the perfect platform to address you and get you all of my back! Have a nice day.”
Akere y’all took my then marriage to the papers every weekend, when I kept silent about it, so this was the perfect platform to address you and get you all of my back! Have a nice day https://t.co/LCKOzV2oy7
— leratokganyago (@Leratokganyago) May 15, 2020
Phew, what a mess!