AKA kicked out be­cause of Bo­nang

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DJ Zinhle kicked her baby daddy, rap­per AKA, out of her plush home in north­ern Joburg last Sun­day af­ter a lengthy ar­gu­ment about his close­ness to tele­vi­sion dar­ling Bo­nang Matheba. The two – whose real names are Ntombez­inhle Jiyane and Kier­nan Forbes – an­nounced their break-up this week in a state­ment. On her In­sta­gram ac­count, Jiyane re­leased a state­ment say­ing: “We both wish noth­ing but a great fu­ture for each other and re­main dear and trusted friends, as well as co­par­ents to our won­der­ful baby, Kairo, whose hap­pi­ness and well­be­ing re­mains our num­ber one pri­or­ity. We both deeply care for each other and re­main close friends.”

But two in­de­pen­dent sources – one close to Jiyane and another to Matheba – told City Press this week that Jiyane showed Forbes the door af­ter a lengthy con­fronta­tion about his close friend­ship with Matheba, who has been ac­cused of be­ing the one be­hind the break-up.

“We have seen them sev­eral times driv­ing to­gether near her house in Hyde Park,” said one.

Move! mag­a­zine re­ported this week that Matheba and AKA had be­come an item, which, the pub­li­ca­tion hinted, could have been be­hind Jiyane and Forbes’ split.

Matheba was not avail­able for com­ment. But on Fri­day morn­ing she tweeted: “Such garbage so early in the morn­ing.”

Zoe Msut­wana, from Matheba’s man­age­ment team, told City Press on Fri­day: “We don’t com­ment on Bo­nang’s per­sonal life or any ru­mours sur­round­ing her.”

City Press sent de­tailed ques­tions to Forbes’ man­ager, Raphael Benza, who re­sponded: “You should be ashamed of your­self. If not, I’m em­bar­rassed for you. You could be do­ing so much more.”

Sources close to Matheba and Forbes told City Press their re­la­tion­ship started be­com­ing more “se­ri­ous” at the Metro FM Mu­sic Awards ear­lier this year.

Two sources told City Press that Jiyane – whose daugh­ter with the rap­per is only a month old – once con­fronted Forbes and Matheba about their close friend­ship dur­ing her preg­nancy, but they both de­nied that any­thing im­proper was go­ing on.

“But later, Zinhle sus­pected that they were both play­ing her,” said a source close to Jiyane.

On Fri­day, Jiyane would nei­ther con­firm nor deny the ru­mours that Forbes was dat­ing Matheba. “I have no com­ment,” was all she would say.

Another source told City Press: “The last straw was two weeks ago, when some­one close to Jiyane saw Forbes and Bo­nang look­ing cosy dur­ing the Lo­erie Awards.”

The Lo­eries took place two weeks ago at the Dur­ban In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

A fur­ther two sources told City Press that Forbes and Matheba were seen con­stantly in one another’s com­pany at the BET (Black En­ter­tain­ment Tele­vi­sion) Awards, held in Los An­ge­les two months ago, and were “very close” at the time.

One source, who at­tended the awards, said Matheba was part of AKA’s en­tourage.

“She was fol­low­ing AKA ev­ery­where and, at some point, when AKA was per­form­ing at the BET preparty, I saw one of AKA’s peo­ple fetch­ing Bo­nang at the door.”

The split comes af­ter AKA paid dam­ages to Jiyane’s fam­ily last week­end. He ob­served Zulu tra­di­tion by pay­ing a cow, a goat and cash to the Jiyanes for hav­ing a baby with DJ Zinhle out­side of mar­riage.

THREE’S A CROWD

Bo­nang Matheba, rap­per AKA and DJ Zinhle The pre­miere

of the up­com­ing Akin Omo­to­sodi­rected Tell Me Sweet Some­thing took place at The Zone @ Rose­bank on Wed­nes­day night. The film’s cast, and other fa­mous

faces and friends, was

there.

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