Everything You Need To Know About Hlomla Dandala's Two Wives And Two Divorces

Marriage is not everyone's piece of cake

By  | Oct 26, 2022, 02:00 PM  | Hlomla Dandala  | Relationships

Hlomla Dandala
Hlomla Dandala is one of the most renowned media personalities in South Africa who dabbles as an acclaimed actor, television presenter and director.

As an actor, Hlomla Dandala has appeared in some of the most popular television shows in the country including Isindigo, Rockville, Scandal! and The River

These roles have helped him become a familiar face among many South African viewers who have seen him on television.

Like most good actors, Hlomla Dandala’s personal life is quite different from the scripted characters he plays on screen.

This article takes a look at Hlomla Dandala’s personal life and reveals who Hlomla Dandala’s wife is as well as what happened to his first two marriages.

Who is Hlomla Dandala’s wife?

Although he often plays the characters of happily married men on television, like his role as Zweli Dikana on The River who is married to Sindi Dlathu’s character- Lindiwe, in real life, things are quite different.

Sources indicate that the gifted actor is currently not married but he has been married in the past- twice and divorced twice.

Hlomla Dandala’s first wife

Hlomla Dandala with Candy Litchfield, source: okmzansi

The first woman that Hlomla Dandala married and divorced is Candy Litchfield. She is a South African media personality best known for being a Channel O presenter between 1997 to 2003. She also co-hosted the first season of Idols SA in 2002.

Born in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Candy first had a taste of fame in 1992 when she was crowned Miss World Swaziland and subsequently competed in the Miss World competition the same year.

She worked at Swazi TV for two and a half years before moving to Johannesburg to study film radio and television after which she landed a job at Channel O.

It is unclear when Hlomla Dandala and Candy first met but the two reportedly got married in December 2000.

They welcomed their first child- a daughter called Ziyanda in 2003. Their relationship started having problems and in 2005, Hlomla confirmed that he and his wife had separated and she had moved out of their marital home.

The pair mended their relationship and after some time got back together. They welcomed their second child together but their marriage didn’t last much longer.

In 2013, the talented actor and his first wife divorced amidst allegations that he had been unfaithful to Candy and fathered three children with three different women.

A year later after their divorce, Candy filed a petition against Hlomla at the Randburg Magistrates court for failing to pay child support for their two children. 

Hlomla Dandala’s second wife

Hlomla Dandala with Brenda Nyakudya, source: Buzz
A few years after his first marriage ended in divorce, Hlomla Dandala got married again, this time to a woman identified as Brenda Nyakudya.

Not much is known about Hlomla Dandala’s second wife but sources claim that she is a communications specialist and works as a writer, marketer, counsellor, coach, and podcaster.

Like his first marriage, Hlomla Dandala’s second marriage did not last for long too as infidelity allegations emerged, but this time round, Hlomla Dandala’s wife was the one accused of being unfaithful.

The actor took to social media where he shared photos of his wife and her alleged lover and accused her of having an affair at their marital home with their children around.

Although he later deleted the post, Hlomla Dandala’s post had already received reactions from tweeps who weighed in on the issue. While some sympathized with him, some described the whole saga as a “Karma moment” for the actor for allegedly cheating on his first wife.

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