ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Tawanda “Seh Calaz” Mumanyi’s woes continue to mount as he faces eviction from his lodgings, if an eviction notice letter addressed to him posted on social media by his “former” wife and fellow musician Moira Sibongile Knight on Saturday is anything to go by.
The Mbare-bred singer saw his four-year marriage to Knight, daughter to veteran broadcaster Erick, collapse if his social media claims are to be believed.
Different social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp has been abuzz as the celebrity couple washed their dirty linen in public as Moira accused Seh Calaz of drug abuse and child negligence.
“Dear Mr Tawanda Mumanyi, this eviction letter is to notify you that you have to vacate the leased out premises within three months (August 2020) from the delivery of this eviction letter to you,” part of the note read.
“You are required to leave the premises in a clean and undamaged condition, ie; 1. The walls need to be clean. If need be, they should to be repainted as when you moved in they had just been painted, 2. The floors should be in good condition ie, polished, 3. The cupboards/wardrobes/windows should be left in good condition and clean ie all screens
In a follow-up interview with NewsDay Life &Style yesterday, Moira, who is back in the country from the United Kingdom, downplayed the divorce despite having earlier accused Seh Calaz of neglecting her and their baby while prioritising drug and alcohol abuse in a series of her Instagram posts.
“There is no divorce story,” she told this publication.
While Moira said there was no divorce, Seh Calaz confirmed the divorce through a social media post before urging the media to stay off his life.
“I have been silent for a long time, but I could not keep in hiding silently. As you know that for it to be a family, there is supposed to be a woman and what hides the issues is the walls. I cannot badmouth a woman because something has gone wrong. May you forgive me on that, but all I can say is that from now going onwards, my marriage with Moira has ended. For the mean time, I am kindly asking for space from you my relatives, friends and the media. I am not the first one or the last one to be faced with such a situation. As a father, I will not say much in public. To all my fans, friends and family who feel like I have let them down, I humbly apologise, I am sorry. I am human to. #iwillbebackstronger#welcomesinglelife#.”
In part of the threads that Moira posted on social media, she claimed that Seh Calaz purports to live a good and clean life to the public.
“I would love to talk privately as adults, but as you can imagine, there is nothing you can talk to him as he is very good at not availing himself. I have not seen Tawanda (Seh Calaz) since August 12 when he jumped the durawall as I tried to talk to him,” she said.
“I spent my birthday with his relatives waiting for him so we could discuss the issues, but he did not turn up, even after being phoned several times. I have been away for a few months, not on holiday, but giving birth to my son and unfortunately, when I came back, I found the house resembling a bush, hence my reason for involving his relatives.”
Moira mocked Seh Calaz that he purports to live a celebrity life roaming around the streets in Mbare instead of being a family man.
“On a serious and concerning note, all sorts of insults may be hailed at me, but at 30 years, a man must be mature enough brain wise. When you talk of being a celebrity or when you post pictures on Instagram slaying like a slay queen every three hours, when it’s dark, it would be good to know that someone is heading to his own house not roaming around Mbare taking pictures,” she said.
“By now, having been in the industry for that long should have built even a small basic house like other artistes have done. Knowing that this is my property where no one will ask for rentals is an achievement. Look at the sofas, they should have been replaced a long time ago because someone works and has been for years. He refurbished his studio so that people think he is focused. If you see this place, you will see that I am good person.”
Apparently, this is not the first time that Seh Calaz and Moira have had a public spat as in June 2017, they also had a nasty bust-up_NewsDay
Media mogul Shona Ferguson dies aged 47
Shona Ferguson has passed away, he was 47.
Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon.
The media mogul was admitted there last week after suffering from chest pains.
It was later discovered that he had heart problems and he underwent a major heart operation.
A source to the family confirmed the matter.
“I can confirm that he just died. Connie is busy with the funeral arrangements,” said the source.
Attempts to solicit comments from Connie drew a blank as her phone, understandably, just rang unanswered.
Earlier this week, Sunday World reported that Shona was on a ventilator in ICU and his condition had recently worsened.
According to the source, a group of specialists had performed a heart operation.
According to another person close to the Fergusons, Shona, who was admitted more than a week ago, is in a restricted area accessible only to doctors and only a few select nurses.
According to another source close to the situation, Shona was fine before he started complaining about chest pains and not being able to breathe properly.
This is a developing story and more to follow.
Shona Ferguson fighting for life in ICU
Filmmaker Shona Ferguson is reported to be fighting for his life at a private hospital in Johannesburg after he struggled to breathe and complained of chest pains at home.
The actor underwent heart surgery when he got admitted to the private care unit and is currently in ICU.
Sources claim the actor has been in hospital for a week and that a group of specialists performed a heart operation after his condition got worse. Three other sources claim that his wife and business partner Connie Ferguson has kept mum about the ordeal because she has to be strong and keep the business running.
Connie referred all inquiries about her husband’s health to The Queen’s production manager Lauren Nell who did not reply to any messages when she was contacted.
A source close to the situation however, said Shona was fine before he started complaining about chest pains and not being able to breathe properly.
According to the source, they took it lightly because Shona is a fit and healthy guy who leads a healthy lifestyle. Little did they know that the situation would turn bad. “He is a fighter and he will pull through this ordeal. Yes, at the moment he is in ICU, but he will be fine.
“Connie was by her man’s side while trying to run their business. She is strong and carries on with grace and class.” There were also rumours that the actor contracted Covid-19 and is currently under quarantine as he was also placed on a ventilator at the hospital.
“All we knew was that he was sick with Covid-19. That is what we all thought he had,” another source said.
The Queen is currently trending on social media after the explosive Season 5 finale last Friday. The Sebatas and the Khozas took aim at each other and left viewers gasping for air at every scene as it rained bullets for 30 minutes.
Source – SundayWorld.
Has Macheso joined list of musicians who doubled as haulage truck drivers?
Alick Macheso’s publicist has moved in to explain whether the Sungura guru has joined the likes of Nicholas Zakaria, Zacharia Zakaria and Ronnie Mudindo who were once haulage truck drivers.
A picture of Macheso seemingly driving a haulage truck triggered social media debate over the weekend.
Some even thought Macheso had taken up new ventures to keep his band intact as Covid-19 lockdown measures suspended live shows, which are the major source of income.
However, it has since emerged that he posed for a photo while having a feel of a parked tanker.
His publicist, Tich Makahamadze said:
“As you know, he can interact with anyone at any level so he was just having fun. We just came across it and we started interacting.
“I actually took that picture about three or four days ago and we were just having fun. We even have a video at the same scene while mdhara was assuring his fans that live shows will resume as a soon as life returns to normalcy,” said Makahamadze.
Over the years, fellow musicians comprising Nicholas Zakaria, Zacharia Zakaria and Ronnie Mudindo once doubled as haulage truck drivers.