I’m still battling! Actress Sonia Mbele breaks her silence on Menzi Ngubane’s death

I’m still battling! Actress Sonia Mbele breaks her silence on Menzi Ngubane’s death

The country has been mourning the passing of legendary actor Menzi Ngubane. Fans, friends, and colleagues have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor. It came as a surprise as Sonia Mbele, who played Menzi’s onscreen husband on Generations posted nothing about his passing until recently. Taking to Twitter, the actress revealed why she took goodbye to post about Ngamla’s untimely death. While a guest on Phat Joe’s Cheeky Palate beside Skeem Saam actor Cedric Fourie, Joe Kazadi, and psychologist Buyisile Mncina. These guests touched on the challenges parents face when it involves co-parenting and single parenthood. Sonia Mbele’s marriage to ex-husband lawyer Leslie Sedibe became the highlight of the show and as always Phat Joe’s questions triggered Sonia. The panel was talking about finances in raising children which topic became a touch too personal for Sonia, as she was once accused of marrying Leslie for his ‘millions.’ “People have always said Sonia married for money, I’m like where? That guy earned a salary.


He visited work, would take his suitcase with him, click then earn his salary at the top of the month. He was never a BEE or tenderpreneur, we both earned a salary.” Sonia Mbele and Menzi Ngubane The topic got a touch an excessive amount of for Sonia as she almost broke down, but held back her tears and continued venting. She said their marriage and divorce was very ugly. “Who am I married to? once you awaken then desire ‘I love you today, on the other hand I hate you tomorrow’ sort of thing. It doesn’t add up how it might be that ugly. “There was a time once we didn’t represent years, and that i am comfortable talking about this now, but there was a time once I wasn’t. the rationale i’m comfortable about this now’s because my kids are grown and sufficiently old to understand, decipher, asses and decide…what i’m saying now will not be a shocker to them,” she opened. Speaking about the nitty-gritty of their marriage, Sonia revealed that her ex-husband Leslie made her quit her job on Generations as Ntombi because he wasn’t comfortable with seeing her getting intimate another man. Sonia played Ntombi on the previous Generations from 2003 up until 2009.

Her reason for quitting the show was because her relationship with onscreen husband Sibusiso Dlomo, played by Menzi Ngubane was too uncomfortable for Leslie. Sonia then revealed that he started off by restricting her from watching the soapie to then asking her to quit. His controlling ways were an excessive amount of for Sonia to handle so she then had her mother mediate to undertake and find footing. Sonia and Leslie tied the knot in 2006 after dating for a few of years. Their fairytale marriage became sour and was hanging by a thread, till the couple who have three children decided to call it quits in 2014 after being together for 8 years.

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