December 06, 2023

Zahara's sisters accused of going on a shopping spree with the singer's bank cards

Zahara and her fiance Mpho Xaba
Photo: Qhama Dayile

While Zahara lies in hospital fighting for her life, her sisters are alleged to have taken her bank cards and gone on a shopping spree, even though they aware that their family and fiancé Mpho Xaba have been pleading for financial assistance to cover her escalating medical bill. Xaba, who is traditionally married to the award-winning singer, is said to have sent the sisters packing back to the Eastern Cape after the incident.


A source said the two sisters Lumka and Bandezwa Mkutukana, who were occupying Zahara and Xaba's house in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg hold of Zahara's bank card, and went to town, becoming big spenders, shopping and swiping at every given chance. "The two sisters went shopping while their sister lay in a hospital bed fighting for her life. They went to Small Street, downtown Jozi where they bought all the fake brands from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Diesel and other brands. For them, shopping at those dingy shops made them feel like they were shopping in Dubai, Paris or New York. They got some cheap make-up too. Their bags were full of fake material," said a close source to the siblings. Zahara's sisters, Lumka and Bandezwa, refused to comment about their shenanigans. "Ask your source bhuti," Lumka said before hanging up. Zahara's manager Oyama Dyosiba said, "I am shocked that you know about this, unfortunately, I cannot comment on the matter.'

Singer Zahara's sisters Lumka and Bandezwa Mkutukana


On Sunday, ZiMoja reported that Xaba denied the sisters entry at the private hospital where the Loliwe hit-maker is admitted. Xaba felt uneasy when he overheard the duo discuss matters of life insurance regarding his wife, instead of assisting with the hospital bill and countless tests that she needs. Xaba is the principal member of the medical which is said to have run into hundreds of thousands since the hospitalisation of his partner. "Mpho is stressed but I respect Mpho for not complaining about the hospital bill escalating," the source said.


Zahara, who was admitted to the hospital soon after celebrating her 36th birthday on the 9th of November, relapsed into a coma on Friday. The Umthwalo hit-maker was rushed to the ICU ward more than a fortnight ago after the doctors discovered that she had liver complications after a couple of tests were conducted on her. The family has been holding prayers for her. Yesterday, Afro-pop artist Vusi Nova, who collaborated with Zahara on the track Usezondibona, which they recorded together in 2018, visited her in hospital.

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