MIN­NIE DLAMINI IN LOVE TRI­AN­GLE

Min­nie aims to fo­cus on her ca­reer

Sunday World - - Front Page - NG­WAKO MALATJI

SUL­TRY SABC sports pre­sen­ter Min­nie Dlamini dumped Kaizer Chiefs cap­tain Itumeleng Khune af­ter dis­cov­er­ing the footie’s al­leged car­nal match with Vanessa Masilo.

Speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity, two in­de­pen­dent sources, one Dlamini’s close as­so­ciate and the other a col­league, told Sun­day World that Dlamini called it quits af­ter learn­ing that Masilo was get­ting amorous with Khune be­hind her back.

Dlamini’s col­league said Masilo, who worked in the cor­po­rate ser­vices of the broad­caster in Auck­land Park, told them she was hav­ing an af­fair with Khune.

The col­league added that Masilo al­legedly told them that Dlamini knew that she was Khune’s side dish and was giv­ing her at­ti­tude.

Masilo al­leged that she had con­nec­tions at the SABC and threat­ened to use her in­flu­ence to get Dlamini fired.

“She claimed that she knew peo­ple in high places and would in­flu­ence them to fire Min­nie. This did not sit well with other staff mem­bers, who told Min­nie to watch her back.”

The col­league said Dlamini ig­nored Masilo be­cause she was wor­ried the in­for­ma­tion would be leaked to the me­dia if she con­fronted her.

“Upon in­tro­spec­tion, she de­cided to end her re­la­tion­ship with Khune af­ter re­al­is­ing that he was putting her ca­reer at risk by hav­ing some­thing on the side with a col­league who threat­ened to have her fired,” said the col­league.

Dlamini’s close as­so­ciate con­firmed that the sexy KwaZu­luNatal-born vixen broke up with Khune partly be­cause of Masilo’s threats.

“There comes a point where you choose be­tween your job and your re­la­tion­ship.

“Min­nie doesn’t know this woman. She was just shocked to learn of claims that she [Masilo] was see­ing Itu be­hind her back.”

Masilo said: “I’m in a meet­ing and I will get back to you later.”

But she never did. She also ig­nored the phone calls and text mes­sages we sent to her phone.

In a writ­ten state­ment, Dlamini con­firmed the tiff be­tween her and Masilo.

“Yes. I have been in­formed by my em­ploy­ers of a lady who re­port­edly has an ob­ses­sion with me.

“Per­son­ally, I don’t know who she is and I don’t care.

“My fo­cus has been my growth within the world of sport and my ex­cit­ing new summer ven­tures,” she said.

Khune, too, was not avail­able for com­ment, as his cell­phone rang unanswered.

He did not re­spond to the text mes­sages we sent to him.

Chiefs boss Bobby Mo­taung said Khune would not speak to us be­cause he was pre­par­ing for the league match against Free State Stars in Phutha­ditjhaba yes­ter­day.

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