Khaya Dladla sick

Radio and TV personality Khaya Dladla’s personal life has become the subject of online gossip after intimate details about his relationship with ex-fiancé Mercutio were exposed on social media. Seven months after their reported breakup, Dladla and Mercutio find themselves facing accusations from a Twitter account named Musa Khawula.

According to Khawula’s tweets, Dladla allegedly snatched Mercutio from his friend Smiley because he believed Mercutio was wealthy. However, it turned out that Mercutio was financially struggling. Khawula also claimed that Smiley fell seriously ill during the height of Dladla and Mercutio’s relationship, allegedly contracting a chronic illness from Mercutio.

Khawula further asserted that Dladla was shouldering the financial burden in the relationship while Mercutio pretended to be affluent. Additionally, rumors circulated that Dladla, like Smiley, was also suffering from the same illness that Mercutio had supposedly passed on. The allegations continued with claims that Mercutio had been cheating on Dladla with another man named “Ndile,” who owned a salon in Kwamashu.

NSFAS Application 2023/2024: How to Apply

Application Process and Status

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Eligibility for NSFAS Funding

Your NSFAS application will not be considered if you:

  • Already had NSFAS funding last year.
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