Crime & Courts

Here is a list of 5 South African celebrities who killed people in real life & others were jailed

10 well-known members of the Mzansi entertainment industry who have served time in prison.

Celebrities are much like the rest of us in that they can and do commit crimes and get arrested.

When they are taken into custody, the incident will be featured prominently on the main page of the local, national, and international news media.

Here is a list of 10 prominent people from South Africa who have been convicted of breaking the law, ranging from murder to speeding. Some of them were unable to maintain their prosperous careers.

Black Coffee

In 2015, the well-known house DJ was pulled over for driving his Maserati at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour in a zone where the speed limit was 120 kilometers per hour.

DJ said that he had to rush off because of a “family emergency.” During the course of his “work responsibility” route, he received a phone call that required him to come home. The amount of his bail was R1000.


After being involved in a car accident in Johannesburg in 2019, the actress was detained for driving under the influence as well as hit-and-run.

It appears that the actress made an attempt to flee, but the cops caught up with her and arrested her. She was detained throughout the night.


Okmalumkoolkat is a member of the rap/electronic trio Dirty Paraffin in addition to being a rapper from Durban.

It was in the year 2016 when he was found guilty of both indecent assault and assault with the intent to conduct indecent assault. Zwane claimed that he was inebriated at the time and had been looking for his hotel room when he ended up in the incorrect one.

After she came to, she immediately dialed the police. One month has already passed during his sentence of six months in jail.

McDonald Ndou, often known as KK

The role of KK is played by the well-known Muvhango Macdonald Tshifhiwa Ndou. In the serial opera, Ndou’s popularity can be attributed to his vibrant outfits.

In 2019, Ndou was taken into custody on multiple charges, including kidnapping, extortion, corruption, and theft.

It is alleged that the actor, together with two accomplices, pretended to be members of the police in order to extort R100,000 from a Namibian businessman. In the same year, the case was provisionally dismissed.

Mabhena Zinhle

The year 2021 in Isibaya was a challenging one. In February, she was accused of having committed a murder.

The topic at hand is the attempted murder of her spouse. Ngwenya’s body guides ambushed him. His bodyguard was taken to the hospital, where he later passed away.

In March, the actress was involved in a head-on collision. The catastrophe resulted in the death of two people and the paralysis of a third.

Mabhena had reportedly just left a party where she had been drinking before getting into her Porsche, as stated by credible sources.

  1. Mankayi

Mankayi is a singer-songwriter, and his debut album, Nomvula, which was released in 2015, was certified multi-platinum.

Before he became famous, he was arrested for a robbery in the Eastern Cape and released on the condition that he behave himself.

In April of 2019, the afro pop musician who has won multiple awards spent a second night in jail for a commercial robbery that occurred in 2018.

Laptops, landlines, printers, and mobile phones were reportedly among the items stolen from Mpololo’s offices by Mankayi and his friends. It would appear that Mpololo was penalized as a result of his decision to severe ties with the musician.


Brickz, better known by his stage name Sipho Ndlovu, is famous for his Kwaito singles like as “Sweety Ma Baby,” “Tjovitjo,” and “Tofolux.”

Bricks was found guilty of rape in 2013 by the Roodepoort Magistrates Court, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison as a result of his conviction.

Brickz has always claimed that he is innocent and has stated that “the truth will surface.”


In 2014, DJ Donald Duck was found guilty of fatally stabbing Dolly Tshabalala in Soweto. He was sentenced to life in prison.

2016: 20-year jail sentence. When considering the prevalence of gender-based violence in the nation, the judge stated that a sentence of 15 years would not be sufficient to discourage others from committing the same act.

  1. Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius, a former South African sprinter, made history in the sport of track and field in 2012 by becoming the first amputee to compete.

On February 14, 2013, Pistorius was responsible for the death of Reeva Steenkamp in his home in Pretoria. According to Pistorius’s account, he fired four shots at Steenkamp because he believed she was an intruder.

In November of 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a sentence of 13 years and 5 months in prison to Pistorius for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Before he was indicted, Oscar had a total net worth of $5 million (R75 million). His net worth in the year 2020 is less than $50,000. R750k

  1. Jub-Jub

Molemo Maarohanye is a well-known rapper from South Africa. On March 8, 2010, while under the influence of drugs and participating in a drag race with Themba Tshabalala, they severely injured each other. Two additional survivors with brain injury have unfortunately passed away.

On December 5, both were given terms of 25 years in prison for their roles in a murder, an attempted murder, and three additional counts. On February 7, 2014, the appeal was heard. The verdict of murder in the case of Jub Jub and Tshabalala was changed from guilty to culpable on October 8, 2014 in a court in Johannesburg.

Their sentences were reduced by one-half in the year 2012. Tshabalala’s period of probation was up on January 5, 2017, after he had served 4 years, 1 month, and 1 day of it. He was then released.

No matter who they are or what they do, everyone is required to obey the law. ensure fairness

Manaka Ranaka

On her journey to Durban in December 2015, the actress rear-ended a young woman who was only 18 years old with her automobile. The adolescent was traveling on foot across the N3 route. Manaka went to the family of the person who had passed away to apologize for her error, and the family recognized that it had been an accident and forgiven her.

Tokollo Tshabalala

The member of the Kwaito band TKZee who was just added to the list of Mzansi celebrities who have accidently killed people. In Botswana, Tokollo was driving too fast, and he crashed through a stop sign. When the police tried to pull him over, he sped up to pass the car in front of him and ended up in a collision with cars going the other way. Maria Monyatsi, the woman who was driving the vehicle that he crashed with, did not survive the collision. He was arrested and accused with being an accessory to a homicide. He went back to South Africa when the authorities there were able to obtain assurances that he would not be put to death. In the end, all of the charges against him were dropped.

Judith Sephuma.

On the 29th of January 2013, the choirmaster was driving through Soweto when she struck a pensioner who was 79 years old. She rushed the woman to the hospital, but it was too late—the woman had already passed away by the time they arrived. Sephuma went to see the family of the elderly woman and begged them to forgive her. The family did forgive her, and she even continued to keep in touch with the children of the woman who had passed away.

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