The love triangle involving the late Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa’s widow has taken a dramatic legal turn.
About a week ago, Sunday World reported that Neo Shale from Soweto claimed that Senzo Meyiwa’s widow Mandisa Mkhize stole her man while still married to Senzo.
Neo claimed that Mandisa had been seeing her multimillionaire sugar daddy behind her back for more than a year. She claimed that the sugar daddy confessed to her that he was dating Mandisa, but said “he broke up with her a week before Senzo was killed”.
On Sunday Nhlanhla Ndhlovu laid charges of extortion against his alleged sugar baby, Neo Shale.
The multimillionaire telecommunications and construction mogul opened the case at Midrand, north of Johannesburg, police station on Sunday after Sunday World published a story about his alleged affair with Shale.
Ndhlovu told police that Shale and her friend, only known as Mbali, tried to extort money from him for their silence on his alleged shenanigans.
The charges were withdrawn on Tuesday by a prosecutor at the Midrand Magistrate’s Court due to a lack of evidence.
It is understood that the two beauties were lured into a trap by Ndhlovu and the police after they allegedly demanded that the businessman buy the Soweto floozy a house and a car in exchange for her silence.
Shale told Sunday World last week that she and Ndhlovu, a married man, had dated for more than a year and that Mkhize stole him from her.
Ndhlovu’s lawyer Julius Murei Galananzhele confirmed that the ladies were arrested “because they were threatening to expose my client and demanded a payment of R10 000 for their silence.
“We called the police as we took the matter seriously and they were caught red-handed with the cash and they were arrested and charged with extortion.”
Galananzhele said the two chiquitas first demanded that Ndhlovu buy Shale a house and a car but later settled for cash.
“We have also applied for a protection order for harassment against them and they were served with the order while they were in the police cells,” said Galananzhele.
It has emerged that Ndhlovu had acknowledged to the police that he knew Shale and that they “met in Sandton through a mutual friend”.
A police official close to the case said Ndhlovu had confirmed he was dating Shale.
Galananzhele also confirmed that his client knew the woman and that he had offered her R5 000 after she asked him for R1 000 claiming that her child was sick.