She may never admit it but public pressure may have forced Minnie Dlamini to release a statement on the rumours swirling on social media about her alleged affair with controversial businessman Edwin Sodi.
Minnie Dlamini addresses Edwin Sodi cheating rumours
In fact, the TV host went as far as roping in her ex-husband Quinton Jones to douse the fiery speculation that her marriage ended due to her alleged infidelity, a rumour perpetrated by murder-accused gossip microblogger Musa Khawula.
You will remember that in February 2022, the ex-couple announced the end to their five-year marriage. At the time, no further details were provided in their joint statement, only that “after months of separation and consultations with our family and a counsellor, we have taken the decision to officially file for divorce.”
Khawula, whose garnered notoriety for blasting celebrities online with speculative claims, sent social media into an uproar when he tied Dlamini’s divorce to her alleged infidelity with Sodi, a man with a reputation for intruding on relationships.
However, according to Dlamini and Jones, who released a statement to Tshisa Live, not only are these allegations false, but also “damaging, and malicious.”
“Fabrications of such a damaging manner are both unnecessary and hurtful in a matter that is already sensitive to us. Our shared priority is to remain friends and co-parent our son.
“We kindly ask that you allow us to go through our private processes without dragging ourselves, our families, and our loved ones into baseless rumours and social media sensationalism. These baseless rumours affect not only us, but our child,” the statement read.
Dlamini and Jones confirmed the matter has been taken up with their attorneys and legal action will be pursued against Khawula, the chief source of the fake news.
Khawula, it’s believed, is out on bail for the murder of his former romantic partner Wandile Khambule.