Kwaito star Mshoza attempts suicide

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.


  • Moss - 2011-12-14 09:54

    Give us news

  • Dave - 2011-12-14 09:57

    She has white tendencies now.

      Mpendulo - 2011-12-14 12:00

      LMAO Dave

      rbphiri - 2011-12-14 14:37

      A white girl who can't speak sad.

  • planetdonovan - 2011-12-14 10:04

    he's very puzzled about why moving in with his pregnant girlfriend might send his wife over the edge...

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-14 10:05

    Next! That's not news. She wants to live Michael Jackson's legacy.

  • bsesiane - 2011-12-14 10:09

    O maka wena! first she wanted to be white, now monna wa mo siya, shame poor gal, hope she pulls through.

  • kmaccallyn - 2011-12-14 10:23

    her husband is a douchebag period!

      rbphiri - 2011-12-14 14:40

      His brain has been bleached...there is no trace or sign of any form of intelligence.

  • Chantelle - 2011-12-14 10:36

    her husband is puzzled as to why she did this... but he left their home to live with his girlfriend who is pregnant with his child? ya, that puzzles me too poor girl.. i hope she pulls through

  • Xola Ndlovukazi Mcetywa - 2011-12-14 10:38

    poor Mshoza, what went wrong?

      Sharon - 2011-12-14 12:05

      Her husband...........the stupid prk

  • Saksak Motsepe - 2011-12-14 10:39

    It's because of the negative publicity shes been getting recently. The media can kill you without killing you but you die anyway

      Philisiwe Msomi - 2011-12-14 10:49

      da publicity she s going to get after ds episode wil kill her for real!!!

  • lazarus.seema - 2011-12-14 10:40

    I really dont understand why would a person decides to end her life. There are lot of people that are fighting for their lives in ICU.

  • Philisiwe Msomi - 2011-12-14 10:45

    dis s a joke! Both da husband n her. Both pathetic actualy. Did she spend all dat money bleaching her skin,breast implants... so dat she can die white.was dat her death wish. She s sick n her husband s sick too. Can we have real news now. R u sho she didn't overdose on drugs?

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2011-12-14 11:17

    Oh he's hurt is he? He cheats on her, gets another pregnant and has no idea why she wants to end it all... Men!!

  • Kobus - 2011-12-14 11:35

    Yip, life as a whitey does not make things easier does it?

      rbphiri - 2011-12-14 14:45

      She shouldn't even bother going indian - Mac is tarnishing his race at the moment...

  • jpcronje - 2011-12-14 11:57

    And he is puzzled why she would do it?? I'm puzzled now

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  • Onkarabile - 2011-12-14 12:08

    Mshoza said in Motswako last week she was independent before her marriage why can't a sa move on cos ga a tlhoke sepe.She've got evrthing.

      Gerda - 2011-12-14 12:17

      Onkarabile. Maybe because she still loves her husband? Easier said than done to move on.

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  • Gerda - 2011-12-14 12:14

    'Jacob is still very emotional and puzzled as to why'. Its obvious for ALL to see and know why.........he left his wife to go and live with his girlfriend.Jacob, I think you have some making up to do.

  • Dane - 2011-12-14 12:25

    SO........He's very hurt, but is a man of God and has hope, BUT...............Jacob apparently left their home to live with his girlfriend in Pretoria. Lol! Double standard there JACOB!

  • Chabie - 2011-12-14 12:44

    why change the colour of yr skin wereas we knw that black is beautiful

  • Kgabo - 2011-12-14 13:19

    lol...mxm..she sould crap a chair and sit down...stand on a railway next time...sies give us news please

  • Fran - 2011-12-14 13:36

    People of SA, according to her we are apparently jealous of her and the money her husband dishes onto her?? Weeks ago she was in all newspapers saying how happy she is this and that. It only goes to show that the outside will never satisfy the inside no matter how much money you have. May God heal her heart for whatever she is going through. Where is Amy Winehouse today, where is Michael Jackson and others? Is a shame that money will turn people into utter confusion isn't it. Is proven time and again that only God is the giver of a good and healthy life and not money.

  • Rosemary - 2011-12-14 14:12

    Why is he puzzled and emotional??? He was leaving her to live with his pregnant girlfriend, hello!!!! Can you blame the poor woman!

  • phinda.buthelezi - 2011-12-14 14:19

    let me not judge. Mshoza I wish the best for you. Reclaim yo life mntwana.

  • sbonza.moleta1 - 2011-12-14 14:34

    Wakeup Mshoza takin u'r life won't solve u'r problems be stron gal n fight for what u diserve,when u choose something know that u'll stand for complications.

  • Zizi - 2011-12-14 14:52

    Really love has no formula!!!!

  • Mickey - 2011-12-14 17:04

    Maybe she couldn't handle the pressure of being white?? You know: Always being robbed, can't get a job and being blamed for all the country's problems.

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