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Johannesburg - Vuyo Mbuli's estranged wife has accused TV and radio presenter Kuli
Roberts of being among 18 women her husband committed adultery with
during their marriage.
Rumours erupted last week that Savita Mbuli and Morning Live
presenter Mbuli's current girlfriend, known only as Kim, argued before
Mbuli's funeral on Friday.
She's also been accused of sidelining Kim while making funeral arrangements.
"The woman you are talking about was among the 18 girlfriends that Vuyo had," Savita told City Press on Saturday.
"She was not the only girlfriend. Kuli Roberts was also having an
affair with my husband, so why didn't I fight with her or why is she not
complaining that I sidelined her?"
Savita claimed she discovered a barrage of "raunchy" SMS exchanges between Mbuli and Roberts.
"I found these SMSes on my husband’s cellphone, but I didn't confront any of them because I knew where Vuyo's heart lay.
"He loved me and I didn't care because I know he was not a saint. He was just having fun."
Roberts laughed off the claims, saying her relationship with Mbuli was platonic.
"I have no time for attention-seeking Savita. I think she is the one
who sent me those SMSes from his cellphone. You know, on Saturday night I
got an SMS from him saying 'Hello how are you?' And then suddenly the
SMSes stopped coming. That man was too old to have a relationship with
"I can't even remember the last time I saw him. I have not seen him
the whole of last year and this year. We only communicated on Facebook
or Twitter and I only did so when I needed advice from him."
The Mbulis separated about two years ago after Vuyo was allegedly
caught with his pants down. Savita moved out of their Houghton home and
into a townhouse they owned in another suburb.
But Savita said the pair were on the verge of reconciling and that
she moved back into their Houghton home in January at his request.
"Vuyo and I were living together with my children at the time of his death because he wanted to fix his marriage.
"[He] did not want to sign divorce papers because he loved me. Vuyo
loved Savita. He was my husband, that is why I gave him the funeral that
Savita said that during the last conversation she had with Mbuli
before he drove to Bloemfontein to watch rugby with their 13-year-old
son last Saturday, he asked her to forgive him. "He said to me 'Uxolo,
thando' [Forgive me, love]."
She denied rumours that she and Kim fought at the Bloemfontein
Mediclinic, where Mbuli was pronounced dead on Saturday after suffering a
"I only reprimanded the guy called Nxeba who drove to Bloemfontein
with my husband and son because he disappeared and left my son alone
immediately after Vuyo collapsed.
"I then confiscated my husband's car keys from him because I found what he did was irresponsible."
Attempts to reach Kim for comment were unsuccessful.
sources told City Press she attended Mbuli's funeral on Friday despite
being ordered by Savita's friends to stay away.
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