According to the Daily Sun, the body of Simthembile Pambuka was discovered in Pete’s flat in Florida, Gauteng, and that a post-mortem revealed that he had poison in his system.
The publication reports that Pambuka - who had paid lobola for the newsreader he was set to marry in December– suspected that she was cheating on him and flew from Cape Town to Joburg to pay her a surprise visit.
An argument reportedly ensued, before Pambuka’s body was later discovered in the flat, where the police have found fruit juice he was drinking, and also liquid, powder and pills.
Pete gave a statement to the police after the body was found, in which she claims that he committed suicide after she fled through the window to escape his physical abuse. She has, however, reportedly switched off her phone since then.
The funeral for Simthembile Pambuka took place in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.