Tough times for Tina Jaxa
Tina at the Heist launch (The Juice)
ACTRESS, Tina Jaxa, is said to be living in fear of her son,
Leeroy Mkwaiwa, who is allegdly physically abusing her. It was reported that in
the last seven months, the actress opened two cases of common assault against
Leeroy at the Sophiatown Police Station, in Joburg. Leeroy, who is 19 years
old, is Tina’s first child with her late ex-husband, businessman and music
producer, Prosper Mkwaiwa.
In one of the statements Tina made to the police, she
revealed that Leeroy beat her up in her dining room and demanded money. She
claimed that Leeroy demanded R400, but she refused to give it to him because he
did not want to say what it was for. It was also reported thay Leeroy allegedly
gets aggressive and swears whenever she refuses to give him money.
TINA DLANGWANA ENTERS THE FRAY
Prosper’s widow, musician, Tina Dlangwana, tells Move! that
Tina deserves what is happening to her. She says the actress created the
monster in Leeroy, adding that the signs were always there. “She was never there for her kids. Leeroy
had to raise his siblings because their mother did not want to be responsible.
He had to bath and feed them, among other things. Leeroy harbours a lot of
anger because he had to carry so much on his shoulders at a very young age. The
chickens are coming home to roost. I think this is Leeroy's cry for help,” says
A TROUBLESOME CHILD
She adds that when she shared a house with Prosper and his
children, she was accused of abusing them. There were reports that she beat
Leeroy up for not flushing the toilet after using it. “At some stage I was accused of abusing
Prosper’s children when they were in fact the ones abusing me. Leeroy was very
bitter from a young age. He was very troublesome and used to do bad things,
including stealing my jewellery and perfumes and selling them. He also used to
steal other children’s items at school even though his father gave him
everything,” she says.
NO SYMPATHY FOR TINA
She adds that though she is not feeling sorry for the
actress, it hurts her to see Leeroy wasting his life like this. “Leeroy was
like a son to me. It hurts me to see him going through this. It is a pity I
cannot help because I cannot get involved in Tina’s business. He really needs
proper counselling and help.” The two
Tinas were once embroiled in a bitter battle over Prosper’s estate. The
songbird claimed that she was Prosper’s customary wife, arguing that she was
entitled to burying him and getting half of his estate. But Prosper’s family rejected her claims
and said they did not recognise her.
Tina says she decided to walk away after Prosper's burial. “I
lost everything, but I regained a lot, including my dignity. God restored me
hundredfold when I let go. I am shooting a reality show and about to release an
album,” she says.