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Minister's wife wants big settlement

By Sapa | Feb 08, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 92 ]

The wife of a senior Cabinet minister is demanding a large divorce settlement, including a house worth at least R70 million, The Star reported on Friday.

The couple, who cannot be named because of South Africa's laws regarding divorce, are seeking a divorce in the High Court in Johannesburg.

In an affidavit, the woman says: "There have been problems in the marriage which the parties have been unable to resolve, including but not limited to [the minister] having subjected [me] to physical, verbal, mental, emotional abuse and cruelty."

The couple had been married for 20 years.

In addition to the house, the woman wanted R3 million to furnish it, payment of rates, taxes, electricity and associated bills, and monthly maintenance of R50,000 for each of their two adult children.

The minister, who earned R1.8 million per year, in addition to having considerable business interests, should also supply her with a car worth at least R1 million every five years.

She further wanted him to pay any medical expenses for her and their children.

Judge Ramarumo Monama asked the woman to supply more details about her demands by February 18.


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is it Tokyo Sexwale ???
think Tokyo has been married for more than 20yrs!

Feb 08, 2013 10:0 | 0 replies

and even after the divorce she must maintain that lifestyle.
If she doesn't maintain that lifestyle is she gonna die? Just asking.

Feb 08, 2013 10:52 | 0 replies

@I more than suspect it being Tokyo Mosima Sexwale. Two coloured kids he mention sometimes prior to the local elections.

Feb 08, 2013 10:54 | 0 replies

I would never consider Judith Sexwale to be a gold digger. She married him when he was a peniless political prisoner. A lawyer by proffession, she would know humanely what she wants. A divorce is a divorce. Kenny Rogers knows that.

Feb 08, 2013 10:58 | 0 replies

is it Tokyo Sexwale ???
Hi babygirl....................

I wonder if it is Mr Gidane (Max)

Feb 08, 2013 11:11 | 0 replies

R70 million house... must be an ANC MP...

R10 this is tokyo...

Hehe, wonder when these filthy rich ANC politicians will start sharing their riches with their brothers and sisters. Right, the white folks are supposed to do that.

Feb 08, 2013 11:31 | 0 replies


hi nono how're U ??? I wonder why we're being kept in suspence... we have a right to information, haybo !!!

Feb 08, 2013 11:35 | 0 replies

Tokyo, weve read this before

Feb 08, 2013 11:43 | 0 replies

How does a minister afford a house of 70m; i should become a politician!!!!

Feb 08, 2013 11:52 | 0 replies


hi nono how're U ??? I wonder why we're being kept in suspence... we have a right to information, haybo !!!
Unfortunately they can't be named due to the laws governing divorce in South Africa.

I know personlly know the Judge but could not even get a hint from him

Feb 08, 2013 11:56 | 0 replies

This is just crazy.

Feb 08, 2013 10:44 | 0 replies