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2011-12-14 09:24
Witbank - Controversial kwaito singer Mshoza, real name Nomasonto Mnisi, was admitted to a Witbank hospital on Monday after taking an overdose of pills, reports Drum magazine.

Mshoza allegedly tried to end her life by taking a handful of pills and fell into a coma. She was found unconscious by one of her husband's assistants at the couple's home in Witbank and was rushed to the Life Cosmos private hospital.

Mshoza has been married to business tycoon Jacob Mnisi, 45, for four years and the couple have two children together - Jacob Pride, 3, and one-year-old Jacob Junior. 

Alex Matsimane, a spokesperson for her husband, told Times Live that Mshoza was "out of danger" after waking up from her coma on Tuesday and had spoken to her husband and even managed to eat without assistance.

Lightened skin

"Jacob is still very emotional and puzzled as to why she would want to leave him and their two kids behind. He's very hurt, but is a man of God and has hope," added Matsimane.

Despite the family setback, Jacob Mnisi has refused to cancel a huge Christmas party planned for the Witbank community this weekend.

Mshoza, a 28-year-old Soweto-born singer, sparked controversy in November when she appeared on the cover of Drum to reveal her new skin colour, which she had lightened in a cosmetic procedure.

Drum reports that this apparent attempt to end her own life came after Jacob apparently left their home to live with his girlfriend in Pretoria. The identity of the girlfriend, who is rumoured to be pregnant with Jacob's child, is not yet known.

For more on the apparent breakdown of Mshoza's marriage, read the full story at Drum online.

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