Vuyo Mbuli's widow lashes out

2013-05-26 15:49
Ngwako Malatji, City Press

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 me.

"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 he got."

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 pulmonary embolism.

"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.

Two independent sources told City Press she attended Mbuli's funeral on Friday despite being ordered by Savita's friends to stay away.


  • ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-05-26 16:19

    What a silver-tongued charmster our Vuyo must have been. Sharp sharp.

      Lanfear Mierin - 2013-05-27 08:40

      Well, from what I've seen he was charismatic, attractive, and famous. Perfect recipe.

      MastersVoice - 2013-05-27 14:49

      I wonder how he's doing with the Ancestors now?

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-05-26 16:23

    Not such a saint after all it seems..

      Hugh Robinson - 2013-05-28 13:12

      Well we certainly know how he kept his job. Even SABC the men [ some very suspect} loved him. He really kept up with his african genre. LOL

  • Matome Lucky - 2013-05-26 16:50

    NEXT: its a fight among these women fighting for his estates and wealth. Shame maaaaan!!!!

  • Clinton Prins - 2013-05-26 17:43

    Hope this woman gets nothing and goes on with her life with nothing

  • Viola Leshmore - 2013-05-26 17:45

    just smile savita,u r a lady he didn't deserve u

  • Isaac Modisaotsile - 2013-05-26 17:55

    siesssss Savita wat kind of person u a?give yo family a respect nd stay away 4rm a media

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-05-26 18:06

    whats' this woman doing hainging out her dirty linen in public when she should be mourning her dear departed?

  • Heaven Tux - 2013-05-26 18:43

    I wonder if she would still be able to count 18 had he had a head(off-spring) for each of 18 women that wuld of course come forth for their share of the deceased estate or she would just keep quiet and wish if they don't come forth

  • Karen Pagel - 2013-05-26 18:52

    Please, please, let the man rest in peace. We don't want to know about any dirty laundry!

  • David Abrahams - 2013-05-26 19:05

    To those of you who walks on water or have no sin throw the first stone just do it!

      Tlhabi Sehoole Sereme - 2013-06-23 11:25

      I do!!! Having an affair with one woman that something 2 ok ur nasty but ok.....but 18 agh sis man vuyo mbuli was a sick man amen

  • Vuyiswa Mgidlana - 2013-05-26 19:11

    Savita! Savita! Khawuthule torho yini maan nx!

      Mpho Monyela - 2013-05-26 21:57

      No wonder l could sense tension watching the funeral service .Savita owned the whole thing , shutting the Mbuli family out . The whole thing was ol about her and her friends . What happened to Thando telling Thando to stop fighting ? And her Thando promising not to fight again ? Typical attention seeker !!!

      MaBhayi Msuthukazi Thobs Nqubelani - 2013-05-26 22:23

      Hai Vuyiswa unyanisile!!! Baphi na abazali bakhe bamnqande uSavita?? Zintloni noko, why can't she just ignore imedia?

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-05-26 19:48

    So Vuyo was quite a stud. LOL.

  • Magdeline Bognie Moetlo - 2013-05-26 20:09

    I wish everyone would just stop this especially blacks. Could you please respect the late Vuyo. He is not here to defend himself and his family is still hurting for God's sake could you let this rest. Savita's life will go on till her time comes.

      Cordelia Nomtha Jolakazi Ciya - 2013-05-26 22:02

      These days people don't have respect for the deceased,why did Savita disrespect her late husband like this but she claimed she loved him?

  • Khaya Makuleni - 2013-05-26 20:54

    Arg man Can't you just let Vuyo to Rest now that is no more. why all this Saga. Plz leave the man alone , he is Resting now

  • Khanyisa Hobyane - 2013-05-26 21:16

    We still love and respect him. May his soul rest in peace

  • Ndivhuwo Gededja - 2013-05-26 22:15

    Can u just let him rest in pease why now mxm

  • Noks Mazibuko - 2013-05-26 23:22

    Savita will plz stop this and mourn,the way u doing its like nothing happened.Hayi cha yerrrr

  • Robi Robert - 2013-05-27 08:57

    Savita does not seem to mean what the family spokesperson meant. Vuyo buried on Friday and she is already in the media for negative things.It looks like she did not have much respect of Vuyo as we do.Instead of complying with privacy as requested, she is doing the opposite

  • Lungi Gaika - 2013-05-27 09:04

    Vuyo hasn't even settled properly on his grave and now this!!!. I'm also wondering why his wife had to reply to anything . If she was truly mourning ,she should have kept quiet as tradition requires . It's too late to come out with their dirty linen now.

  • Richard - 2013-05-27 09:09

    Wow she says nothing and when the man is gone and cannot speak for himself she goes public. One sad woman. Maybe you did not have what it took to keep the man and now when he is gone you slander him. Sis on you.

  • Rene Launspach Enomoto - 2013-05-27 09:19

    well I would like to say he had more woman what about us that got up put the tv on just to wake up to his voice for the day and derive some positive energy from him and leane.... he really made our days brighter, please let vuyo rest in pewace these woman stories is not important he a good person with his heart in the right place.....Savita you were his only true love and we all knew it, the others were just fun as you said and remember all his good and good that he has done...blessings to your family.

  • Susan Ncube - 2013-05-27 09:20

    Really now was this necessary reporting.... i have just wasted 5minutes of my life...

  • Luleka Ntshongwana - 2013-05-27 09:21

    Vuyo was a man of noble character. He lived his life and made a name for himself, I suggest you do the same. Have respect for your children and their well being.

  • Sanele Bucsdiva Bengani - 2013-05-27 09:24

    Just be a woman enough and moan your husband

  • Lebo Mokgehle - 2013-05-27 09:39

    YU hai Savita get a life!!! Did you realy have to?

  • Marvel Matjila - 2013-05-27 09:42

    Savita cant u hold u self and respect u husband s death. please.

  • Confitebor Clementissime Kecharitomine - 2013-05-27 09:49

    I liked Vuyo and his show, I was surely devastated by the news but my friend made me laugh somehow after reading this article. He puts it this way: Vuyo Sharp sharp will be missed by his wife, 2 kids and 18 concubines.

  • Grieta Mitchley - 2013-05-27 09:55

    Ag Sies! Die man is nog nie eers koud nie en dan hang hulle reeds vuil wasgoed in die media! Magtig, kan julle nie ten minste sy kinders in vrede laat treur en rou oor hul pa voor julle so modder slinger nie!!!!

  • Khushe Mtirara - 2013-05-27 10:19

    Savita i still believe that Vuyo loved you and i see no reason for you to explain that, you know some of them were throwing themselves to your man today they will claim anything out of nothing they wanted to be played by an old man shame on them.

  • Michelle Marshall - 2013-05-27 10:27

    does it make any difference - the man is dead - remember him as the husband and father in a million - the man you would give anything to have back - all the other stuff means nothing at the end of the day!

  • Louis Dawid Kriel - 2013-05-27 10:32

    Mmm.. not the saint everybody thought he was!

      Tugwana - 2013-05-27 10:58

      His private life is none of our business and none of yours. We'll always miss the Vuyo who graced our TV screens early in the morning for 14 years. What he did after studio lights went off is irrelevant.

      Camagwini Camgee Bhomela - 2013-05-27 11:16

      He was a human being just like you.

      Bulls Ekin - 2013-06-02 23:40

      Louis, you are somehow stupid. Who said Vuyo was a saint? People loved him for the job he did. No one knows you and what you do in your little corner. Choose your words wisely sir.

  • Lerato Mokone - 2013-05-27 10:32

    hai nna i hate it when somebody dies people start pissing on his the are stories of dichacha tse 18 le yena mosadi wa hae is entertaining the gossip mongers.

  • Tawizee - 2013-05-27 10:43

    Kuli sleep with everyone...

  • Portia Chawatama - 2013-05-27 11:22

    Savita - You lose nothing by keeping quiet.You surely will do better by mourning your husband, the father of your children.Let Go and Let God remain the centre of everything that you do as you soldier on in giving these kids a life they deserve.Do not be distracted and encouraged to hang your dirty laundry in public.Make a more informed choice and decision.Continue to turn those chapters in your life with Vuyo that have a good memory,a memory that you will forever cherish and treasure.MHSRIP.

  • Kehumile Seitisho - 2013-05-27 11:32

    its not like he had 18 girlfriends at once. since they got married he had 18 girlfriends that she knows of. maybe theres more. but any way. MAy his soul rest in peace. and Savita make peace with this ausi.

  • KG Maglad Myn - 2013-05-27 11:39

    Stop blaming Savita for what she said is it culture or respect to include a girlfriend on funeral arrangements. Kuli is da cause of every rumor shame on u.

  • Sharon Munyai - 2013-05-27 11:39

    The woman must keep her mouth shut. She must think about Vuyo's family and her kids too. What are they learning from her. If i was in her boots i was not going to comment anything rong about my husband

  • Sharon Munyai - 2013-05-27 11:41

    The woman must keep her mouth shut. She must think about Vuyo's family and her kids too. What are they learning from her. If i was in her boots i was not going to comment anything rong about my husband

  • Yoli Ndamase - 2013-05-27 12:07

    To hell with you Nomakula maarn, get a life and with that Kim friend of yours.

  • Tugwana - 2013-05-27 12:09

    Can someone mentor Savita on how to behave, more especially when in mourning for her late husband!!! Why does she has to stoop to Kuli's level because most know how loose she is like. Her husband is no more to defend herself. She must continue becoming a good mother to her teenage children. How must it be feeling for them to grow up knowing that their father is no more! They may not feel it now but it will in many months to come. Kuli isn't a risk but failing to groom her teenaged kids, to prepare them to live a life without their loving father is much riskier. I admire Vuyo's son. He comes accross as being intelligent and brave. That typical character must be channelled appropriately to their advantage or otherwise it will all work out againt the boy and her (being the mother) later on. PLEASE SAVITA for the sake of your children, your inlaws, and for our sake, DO NOT RESPOND ON MATTERS RELATED to your family, I plead. It's a bad reflection on you. Kindly stay off social sites and the media, and also protect your children from it. They are still too young, the death of their father may not have sunk in yet to them, but it will in later years. Most, if not all of us, loved Vuyo for what we saw when he graced our TV screens for 14 years. What he did post Morning Live it's none of our business, and IT MUST BE KEPT PRIVATE TO PROTECT HIS REPUTATION for his he can nolonger answer for himself. PLEASE CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS.

      Tugwana - 2013-05-27 12:23

      ...just to add. You also not a saint (just may be), we'll never know. So Vuyo isn't here to say how you treated him. Either way, it's none of our business.

  • Lazarus Marakalla - 2013-05-27 12:22

    People are sleg yho and will always seek for mistatkes one had made. Hai, I wouldn't comment on the adultery part of the late Mr Mbuli (if he commited any) but we are not angels and thus sometimes flop.

  • Lebogang Molotsi Bogopa - 2013-05-27 13:16

    Sarvita shut up.You have a brilliant son, do not allow media to drag you into this. Go for counselling and keep your family secrets tuu.You need time to heal, do not mix issues.

  • Karen Vaaltyn - 2013-05-27 13:34

    Why!!!! o WHY!!! Vuyo was an IDOL to all young and old so please!!! keep his personal life private and let us remember Vuyo as we saw him on Morning life. PLease!!!!

      Zanele Magagula - 2013-05-29 18:58

      thank u, he was a wonderful person pls people let keep it that

  • Rosemary van Aswegen - 2013-05-27 13:52

    Leave the man alone. He is not here to Defend himself. Vuyo rest in peace.

  • Sharon Nqatyiswa Hopa-Peverett - 2013-05-27 14:26

    The other lady was just his mistress and it ends there, she did not have any right to argue with Mrs Mbuli over her husband's funeral arrangements at all. Even if she went to Bloemfontein with Vuyo and all she was supposed to leave the minute Savita arrived at the hospital to be with her dying husband. If he wanted her to be his wife he should have married her but unfortunately for her at the time of his death she was not Mrs Vuyo Mbuli there was only one Mrs Vuyo Mbuli which is Savita Mbuli.

  • Bornwise Shimange - 2013-05-27 14:29

    it is unfotunately that people are commenting on the individual sexual life even if he is dead no one is clean when cames to sex

      MastersVoice - 2013-05-27 14:48

      Speak for yourself!

  • MastersVoice - 2013-05-27 14:41

    Perhaps his covert affairs caused the embolism...the "African Culture" strikes again!

      Thando Yolo McClass Hlomuka - 2013-05-31 00:47

      Its either you are savita, savita's relative or friend or you are just one ignorant bored person with a dull sense of humour

  • Letlhogonolo Donald Khabeng - 2013-05-27 14:42

    Let the men rest in peace and move on with your life,everyone has his/her own dark life and there is no reason to judge because we are not saints as you said,let it go.

  • Wonder Mlandzeni Ka Ntila - 2013-05-27 16:03

    How can you brag about a funeral? this woman seem to be more concerned about herself than any body else, no Wonder Vuyo was running away from her.

      Mmangaka Molapisi - 2013-05-28 11:50

      I concur with what you say. It's so embarrassing for a widow to dish out such crap about her deceased husband. May God give her wisdom and peace, for the sake of her beautiful, bright kids.

      Charmaine Nambwandja August - 2013-05-29 02:25

      She's such an embarrasement,it shows that she never respected Vuyo. She was the man in the relationship. And after all these years why is she now digging the dirty bag.

  • Tati Mokoena - 2013-05-27 16:28

    After all he's human...