It is barely a year since Khanyisile Mbau, 22, pictured, and 'soon-to-be-ex-hubby' Mandla Mthembu, 52, tied the knot in traditional style. Yet the publicity-loving couple have hit rock bottom.
The vivacious TV actress and former Muvhango star, Mbau, served her multimillionaire sugar-daddy with divorce papers last week.
She is said to be claiming division of their estate and joint custody of their four-month-old daughter, Khanukani.
Apart from joint custody, Mbau is also demanding R5000-a-month in child support.
Mbau told Sowetan yesterday she has no plans of reconciliation with Mthembu, and refused to comment about the divorce.
She said: "I still love Mthembu, but he is abusive. He doesn't deserve to be with somebody like me. What kind of man hits his wife, then blames it on her?"
"Their marriage has been on the rocks for some time now," said a close source.
"I have advised her to follow her heart and not her head. Whatever decision she takes, I will support her."
Mthembu refused to comment about divorce papers. He has less than a month to file notice of intention to defend the matter.