10 local entertainment stories that had us shook in 2017

2017-12-11 14:00
Emtee, Cassper Nyovest, Bonang Matheba
Emtee, Cassper Nyovest, Bonang Matheba (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Over the last 12 months, there was never a shortage of shock-worthy news in local entertainment. 

2017 introduced us to Drama Queen of the Year nominee Skolopad, who first rose to fame as the "lady in the yellow dress" in February. 

Before her Miss Universe crowning, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters got caught in a slew of rigging rumours, following her Miss South Africa win, and local rapper Cassper Nyovest declared he was broke.

From break-ups to record breaking ratings, 2017 was packed with scandals, upsets and surprises!

Check our our list of ten local entertainment shockers below:

1. Emtee accidentally live-streams his penis on Instagram

Local rapper Emtee accidentally broadcast his penis to 737 000 Instagram fans during a live-stream gone-wrong.

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2. Joost: Huisgenoot gets audio forensic expert to listen to leaked recordings

A controversial recording surfaced online of a conversation between a woman and a man in which the woman verbally abuses the man.

The leaked video is allegedly a recorded conversation between Afrikaans singer Amor Vittone and her estranged husband Joost van der Westhuizen. 

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3. We investigate: Was Miss SA 2017 rigged?

Ten finalists and semifinalists came forward claiming that the Miss South Africa 2017 pageant was rigged in Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters' favour. 

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

4. Zwai and Melanie Bala confirm divorce

Local musician Zwai Bala and his wife - veteran broadcaster Melanie Bala - confirmed their separation. 

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5.  Exclusive Books offers full refund on Bonang's book

Exclusive Books offered a full refund to customers who purchased Bonang: From A to B

The apology followed social media backlash the book received when readers noticed numerous spelling mistakes and inaccuracies.

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6. Cassper Nyovest: 'I'm broke'

In an interview with Masechaba Ndlovu on Metro FM's The Drive with MoFlava and Masechaba, the Mafikeng rapper declared himself broke: "I'm broke, I don't have money".

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Caspper Nyovest

7. Scandal! actor arrested in brothel raid

A South African actor appearing in's popular primetime soap Scandal! was been arrested following a raid on a brothel.

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8. The real story behind the local star and the revealing yellow dress

We spoke to musician, Nonhlanhla Qwabe, the lady who went viral for her revealing yellow dress on the Metro FM Awards black carpet.

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9. WATCH: First look at Oscar Pistorius movie Blade Runner Killer

Lifetime has made a film about Oscar Pistorius and the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

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10. Minnie Dlamini 'in tears' when news of record-breaking ratings broke

Local TV personality Minnie Dlamini's wedding documentary series - Becoming Mrs Jones - made ratings history.

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(Photos: Gallo)