Actress Enhle Mbali has appealed for “silence” as she goes through a divorce from her husband DJ Black Coffee.
In an exasperated message on Twitter on Tuesday, Mbali said her appeal is not for herself, but for her children.
She wrote, “I have not gone to media and will continue on this trend. NO COMMENT!! I have had to explain the unexplainable to my children which is really unfair. I once again ask for silence in this time. Please. Not for me but my children!!!”
DJ Black Coffee’s interview
Her tweet appears directed at Black Coffee, who opened up about their divorce in a lengthy interview with City Press published over the weekend.
In the interview, DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, said he accepts part of the blame for the divorce. He added that he had tried everything to salvage the marriage to no avail.
He said, “I believe I have done enough to try to fix things. I don’t want to speak about her faults – she is the mother of my children after all.
“Whenever I was wrong, I admitted I was wrong. We tried everything, such as seeing a therapist and a life coach, but nothing worked.”
‘2 children outside marriage’
In the same interview, City Press cited anonymous sources claiming Black Coffee had fathered two children outside his marriage with Mbali.
The children are reportedly aged 12 and 14 months old. The popular DJ declined to answer questions related to this claim, citing legal advice because the matter is before court.
However, the two celebrities have been trending on social media since the interview was published. This appears to have triggered Mbali, hence her tweet appealing for silence.
The actress has steadfastly refused to speak about the matter publicly since confirming the divorce proceedings via an Instagram video last month.
However, she opened up about her marriage tribulations while hosting DJ Zinhle on her talk show Sincerely Yours in August.
She said, “I remember in my pain, tears, strength and stillness there was one day when I was sitting alone and I thought: ‘Why do I care so much?’”