Mafia threatens Kurt over Amor

2012-02-21 07:49
Philip de Bruin
Johannesburg - Singer Kurt Darren says he received two death threats after former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen found him and Van der Westhuizen's estranged wife, Amor Vittone, in the couple's house one night.

Darren confronted Van der Westhuizen "man to man " about the threats.

"Joost said it wasn't him but a certain Italian who has ties with the Mafia," Darren said on Monday.

"I have kept silent over the incidents up to now, because my private life should remain private. But because I've now been involved in Joost and Amor's antics without my knowledge, I've decided to make the whole truth public for the first time."


"I was at a function which Joost also attended. When I walked to my car, a huge, strong man walked up to me and asked for my autograph.

"I agreed. Just when I started to sign, he grasped me in a stranglehold and said I will 'die' if I don't stop destroying people's marriages.

"Not long after, I was staying in a guest house where I was performing. A note was pushed under my door which read in very poor English that I will be killed because I interfere with people's marriages.

"I decided to talk to Joost about it. It was then that he told me about the Italian Mafia member that is involved with the threats. I decided to leave everything there and go on with my life."

Van der Westhuizen is still in Dubai and not available for comment.


  • kritzinger - 2012-02-21 08:09

    Totally. The coke that Joost sniffed off the hooker was far less damaging to the marriage.

      Angela - 2012-02-21 09:40

      Whahaahhaaa! Brilliant! This is like "The Suprano's - Benoni Version'

      Johannvw13 - 2012-02-21 10:20

      it wasnt coke, it was cat

      kritzinger - 2012-02-21 11:06

      Apologies. Cat.

      Gary - 2012-02-21 11:41

      Its spelt with K, LOL..

      CombiChrist - 2012-02-21 11:42

      Spot the recreational users :)

      kritzinger - 2012-02-21 11:47

      Lol. This is the most editing that a News24 article has ever seen :). Once again, apologies. Kat. (That right??)

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-21 12:08

      These comments were more entertaining than the article, lol

      Johannvw13 - 2012-02-21 12:19

      Methcathinone. You can spell it with a K, if you're a afrikaan i guess.

      CombiChrist - 2012-02-21 12:23

      Dont you get furr balls?

      Sipho - 2012-02-21 13:30

      These comments are really funny. lol. Much funnier than politics. They're both trash, in a certain way. She was a home-wrecker who dated a married man, he was a cheating junkie. That said, I still think Amor is hot.

      Stefanus - 2012-02-22 07:21

      ""Not long after, I was staying in a guest house where I was performing. A note was pushed under my door which read in very poor English that I will be killed because I interfere with people's marriages." which read in very poor English....LOL!

      Ja - 2012-02-22 08:30

      Cat = pussy = trouble .. I think that sums up Joost ..

  • Susan - 2012-02-21 08:27

    Sad that innocent people have to be involved in Joost&Amor stink!!!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-21 08:57

    Kurt should not be afraid. He has a formidable arsenal of songs which he can use to great effect against the Mafia.

      wbswanepoel - 2012-02-21 09:54

      Makes more money than you I bet???

      CombiChrist - 2012-02-21 10:07

      HAHAHA!!! Funny!! Yeah, he can bore them to death!!

      Mikkel - 2012-02-21 15:51

      #Combi lmfao nice 1.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-02-21 09:00

    Jerry Jerry Jerry!! ... I'd love to see the swing Joost will attempt at Kurt. He will look like Ace Ventura in the second movie when he was hit by the darts on the arms. :D

      jurgen.eksteen - 2012-02-21 09:02

      And that note ... its got Blue (Pink) Bulls fan written all over it.

  • leslie.rabie - 2012-02-21 09:04

    OH please! This is like a intro to 7de Laan!!!

  • Dianne - 2012-02-21 09:07

    The Joost/Amor saga is really becoming a pain in the backside now. Enough already !!!!

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-02-21 11:00

      Agreed. No class at all. Even Hollywood snobs do not reveal this much about their personal lives.

      Dianne - 2012-02-21 11:29

      @JohncarlosBiza......Well said. Only the Kardashians are that classless :o)

      Dianne - 2012-02-21 12:53

      1 thumbs down......Kim, is that you ?

  • Cheslyn - 2012-02-21 09:07

    Jerry Jerry Jerry -Kurt Dharin must just sing wif all his might and Mafia will run in terror! lol --What a knucklehead! He obviously is being harassed by Joost and his 'cronnies' -and being followed. Why don't he do a Whitney on us and bring back Whitney rather! lol

  • Kobus - 2012-02-21 09:09

    Can I please have the movie rights?

  • MissGremlin - 2012-02-21 09:11

    The real question is, why does Kurt hate himself so much that he would want to be in a relationship with this woman? Surely reading about her in the media is punishment enough.

      wbswanepoel - 2012-02-21 09:55

      You clearly don't read too good!!!

  • trix.duvenage - 2012-02-21 09:20

    KOERT D is pathetic and its a pity he now uses The Joost / Amor scandal to try and really get on the map.

  • Donald - 2012-02-21 09:51


  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-21 09:53

    OMG this is pathetic, Joost & Amore should grow up and get over themselves. Joost has got so much else to worry about with his health and the impact on his kids.

  • wbswanepoel - 2012-02-21 09:53

    Joost I can smell your stench from here - how blind is everyone - this guy is trash - always said he was an ah and still do. Amor, what can I say you make your bed your lie in it - or in this case someone else. Your kids are going to be so proud!!! yeah right

      Jacqui - 2012-02-21 10:14

      What kind of nose do you have?.

  • Gerda - 2012-02-21 10:08

    Clever of Joost to be out of the country the same time his article is in the Huisgenoot and knows the bubble will burst.

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-21 10:11

    Oh heavens, next the Grandfather will appear. Where do they keep their brains?.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-21 21:06

      The entire story stinks worse than a chicken farm. Do they write their own scripts? If not, they better fire their publicists. There are more important things to worry about - both in our Country - and the World right now.

  • John - 2012-02-21 11:35

    *grabs popcorn*

      tilesesb - 2012-03-19 10:54

      Real funny.....killa "grabs popcorn" nogal....hahah

  • Ross - 2012-02-21 11:36

    How do all Italians have "ties" to the mafia... This bloke does not seem very bright if he thinks strangling someone who is no doubt always being followed by a pose of young afrikaans girls in public or putting a note under a door in a guesthouse, which i can only assume probably had limited access and a small number of rooms?

  • marcus.daily3 - 2012-02-21 11:42

    Hand bag stuff, nothing too serious. Kurt should be happy that call was not made from Teazers, the mafia'there don't play.

      Joe - 2012-02-21 13:16

      Good observation, marcus.

  • karen.glautier - 2012-02-21 12:13

    I'm beside John with the popcorn, it's very entertaining. I wonder how many other celebs are going to get dragged into this? Gotta admit though the doc is the prettiest of the bunch. :-)

  • Neil - 2012-02-21 12:13

    I tried snorting coke once. The ice cube got stuck in my nose

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-21 14:00

      Rotfl, the mental images!!

  • Michelle - 2012-02-21 12:25

    Just goes to show, money can't buy class!! Washing your dirty laundry in public is extremely common!!! Their poor kids!!

  • werner.smidt - 2012-02-21 12:55

    Poor English? Sounds like Joost. . . .

  • brandon.conroy3 - 2012-02-21 13:04

    Next time you order a pizza and coke delivery be a bit more specific.

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-21 13:53

    It really is all about Amor this week! She must be thrilled!

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-21 17:43

    I am sure he can sing many a good Italian song. Is this just another one? The mafia indeed?

  • Silvana - 2012-02-22 06:16

    This whole debacle has become a comedy. Now the Mafia's involved? LOL Los Lappie jy beter die Seile Span want Don Spookasem gaan jou kry!

  • Stefanus - 2012-02-22 07:37

    "I are the mafia and I do threatend thee Kurt with death if you are to be breaking marriages"

  • Ja - 2012-02-22 08:29

    Cat = pussy = trouble .. I think that sums up Joost ..

  • Andre - 2012-03-12 13:16

    Joost you clown! if you such a man dont send threats around -you had your chance, go to tinkerbell and tell him what you think! you shouldve thought about your marriage and kidds before hooking other dolls

  • Andre - 2012-03-12 13:22

    Joost VS Tinkerbell - JERI! JERI !JERI!

  • Jenny - 2012-03-19 11:56

    oh ek wil huistoe gaan na amor toe Die rivier is vol my trane rol ‘n amore wat vanaand by my wil lê Sy kan maar Iê, ek is ‘n loslappie Ek wens ek het vlerke soos ou jooste Dan vlieg ek deur die tronk se tralies heen Dan vlieg ek na die arms van my amor En daar sal ek bly tot die dood Koor Ek wens ek het vlerke soos ou jooste Dan vlieg ek maar verewig na dubai Dan vlieg ek na die arms van sy amor En daar sal ek bly tot die dood

  • Jenny - 2012-03-19 12:13

    maybe he is a double adaptor

  • Sonia - 2012-03-22 10:13

    Luckily Kurt has more style and manners then Joost and Amor!

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