Menzi Ngubane's Wife - His Pillar Of Strength


By  | Jul 25, 2022, 08:58 AM  | Menzi Ngubane  | Relationships

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For over 33 years Menzi Ngubane has been a pillar in the South African arts and entertainment industry. Born in Ladysmith Kwa-Zulu Natal the actor lost his mother at an early age and watched his father struggle for a living under the aparthied government. He rose to in 1987 after landing the role of Cijimpi in the TV series, Kwakhala Nyonini.  

His career continued to grow from strength to strength in an upward trajectory and most of us fell in love with him from the days when he played Sbusiso Dlomo on the hit soapie Generations. Menzi continued to reach new heights and even starred alongside Hollywood giant Samuel L Jackson South African feature film In my Country.

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He continued to win us over with his wit and skill in all the shows he was in and the different characters he played. When he was not on our screens, Menzi was mentoring young men through the mentorship program that he founded, Twelve Auspicious Gentlemen with Menzi Ngubane.

Unfortunately for years Menzi had been battling a recurring illness that even led to him receiving a kidney transplant. The legendary actor lost his battle and suffered a stroke and on the 13th of March 2021 we lost Menzi Ngubane.

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The actor had a strong fanbase and a supportive family that walked with him through the whole journey, let's take a look at Menzi Ngubane’s wife and the lady behind the legend is.

Menzi Ngubane Wife (Ex) - Lerato Sedibe

Lerato Sedibe was Menzi Ngubane’s wife for a period of five years before the couple decided to call it quits and get a divorce in 2014. In an exclusive tell all interview with DRUM Magazine spilled the beans on why the couple decided to walk their separate ways.

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She said that although they still loved each other, their marriage was plagued with arousal problems from Menzi which hindered their intimate life. Additionally she only found out after they married that her husband used muthi and was a sangoma. During the course of their marriage Menzi took in Lerato's daughter, Aisha, as his own.

Menzi Ngubane Wife - Sikelelo Sishuba

Menzi met his wife Sikelelo Sishuba many years back in 2004 where Sikelelo worked as a receptionist at the SABC, the two dated for a short period of time but the relationship ended when Menzi married his first wife Lerato. Fifteen years later, they rekindled their love affair and eventually tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony with co-stars, friends, associates and family members in attendance 2018 in.

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Although the couple did not have any children together, Sishuba describes her late husband as a romantic at heart. She has often been quoted speaking of how Menzi would go all out when celebrating special days such as anniversaries, birthdays, valentines day and even the smallest of wins.

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His most romantic gesture to her was when he surprised her with her dream car, the Mercedes Benz CLA. Sadly their love story was cut due to the actors untimely death but one thing for sure is that Sikelelo enjoyed her time as Menzi Ngubane’s wife and he is greatly missed.

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