Police force Zahara’s sisters out of ‘her house’ – report


Police force Zahara’s sisters out of ‘her house’ – report

Drama allegedly ensued at the weekend between Zahara’s sisters and the new owner of the late singer’s Roodepoort home.

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The police had to reportedly be called in to escort Zahara’s sisters – Bandezwa Mkutukana-Febana and Lumka Mkutukana – out of the late singer’s Roodepoort home after the two ladies refused to leave.


According to ZiMoja, the new home owner arrived to a garage sale at the weekend, despite duly notifying the Loliwe hitmaker’s sisters to pack and leave.


“When the new owner arrived there, he brought people who were going to clean the garden, but to his disappointment, he met the rude women who just caused drama,” a source told the publication.

It is alleged that Zahara’s sisters did not follow the homeowner’s instructions and continued with the garage sale, prompting the owner to call the police.

Items such as Zahara’s bedroom suite, lounge suite, kitchen supplies, flat-screen TV, double-door fridge and her awards have all gone up for sale.

Both Bandezwa and Lumka refused to comment.


Zahara, who was engaged to engineer Mpho Xaba, passed away at a Johannesburg hospital on 11 December 2023 after spending almost three weeks in the intensive care unit (ICU). She was laid to rest on 23 December in East London.

The decision to sell Zahara’s belongings came after her townhouse in Roodepoort was auctioned off last year. However, the new owner had given the musician some time to buy the house back. She unfortunately passed before doing so.

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In April this year, the artist’s family revealed that they would be hosting a benifit concert to raise funds to buy back the house. However, the concert was later postponed indefinitely.

According to TshisaLIVE, Bandezwa said they had not been able to secure a venue or funding for the event.

“It’s not going to happen now. We can’t get to the community hall and there have been so many challenges. Zahara fought for her house while she was still alive, throughout her career that’s what she managed to hold on to. Also, to us, that was like home, that’s why we wanted to keep it because it’s got so many memories for us with her in it. It’s part of her legacy, we do not really want to lose it,” she said.

The Dispatch Live reported that Bandezwa had already booked Orient Theatre, in East London, however, they had not yet paid for it.

The show was scheduled to be hosted by former Scandal! actress Lusanda Mbane. It would have featured artists Khanyisa Sabuka, Butho Vuthela, Ivory Sikepe, Nathi Mankayi and Zahara’s best friend Vusi Nova.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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