Once rich businessperson Robert Ngwenya and his estranged wife, actress Zinhle Mabena, could lose their R7 million house in Midrand, Johannesburg, if the repo man has his way.
They could be permanently homeless by winter after allegedly missing several bond repayments on their posh home in Blue Valley Estate.
Ngwenya, who obtained a loan from SA Home Loans a few years ago when he bought the residence, has been failing to make the R28 000 monthly bond repayments since last year.
He has allegedly incurred arrears of about R200 000 and is believed to be avoiding debt collectors when they try to contact him.
It’s true that his home loan and his cars are in arrears. He sold shares of the business that he was involved in and he was doing consulting work.
Ngwenya’s lawyer, Shani Adams
Ngwenya could not be reached for comment, as his phone rang unanswered this week.
By the time of going to print, neither he nor Mabena had responded to questions texted to them.
However, Ngwenya’s lawyer, Shani Adams, alleged that the father of three had fallen on hard times following the hard lockdown that was implemented by the government last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“He’s having severe financial difficulties. It’s true that his home loan and his cars are in arrears. He sold shares of the business that he was involved in and he was doing consulting work. Unfortunately, he was affected by the Covid-19 [lockdown]. The consulting work he’s doing has been affected by the bad publicity from his divorce. He’s doing everything he possibly can to recover,” said Adams.