The publicity-crazy celebrity couple Mandla Mthembu and Khanyisile Mbau has refuted claims of infidelity involving gay socialite Amstel Makwane.
In a story published in a Sunday newspaper yesterday, Makwane claimed Mbau accused him of sleeping with Mthembu.
Makwane, of the popular musical outfit, 3-Sum, repeated his claim to Sowetan yesterday, saying relations between him and Mbau had hit rock bottom since her accusation.
"I have nothing to do with Khanyi anymore. I thought she was a good friend, but after this a I have decided to move on with my life without her," he said.
He said 3-Sum would no longer feature Mbau in the project they had proposed to do together.
"I was busy putting some nice lyrics together. But after this she may do her thing alone. I cannot compete with her. I reached her level long time ago," said Makwane.
The couple hit back yesterday, saying they had serious issues to work on instead of entertaining Makwane's claims. Mbau denied making the claims.
Asked what was his take on gays, Mthembu, a former political prisoner said: "I was on Robben Island for five years. There were no woman there, but I never slept with another man. I am a very happy man with a beautiful wife. I've never, and will never, sleep with a man."
Mthembu denied being close to Makwane.
"I've never heard of Mandla being gay. I've accused Amstel of sleeping with Mandla," Mbau said.