DJ Zintle suffocated live after being punched by her best friend, and he also stole R200 000

DJ Zintle suffocated live after being punched by her best friend, and he also stole R200 000


On air, she’s jovial and vibrant with a smile which will melt any heart. But behind that smile, Umhlobo Wenene FM DJ Zintle Mbusi has been nursing a heartache.

The Sijikilanga presenter has opened about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-lover.

On Monday Babe Zee, as she’s affectionately known by listeners, left her fans shocked after she posted a YouTube video pouring her heart out about an event that happened a couple of years ago.

In the video that she captioned “How I experienced abuse at the hands of an X”, Zintle spoke about how a friendship with the person, who would later end up to be her abuser, blossomed into love.

“We began as friends. We were both singles at the time and decided so far.

At first, everything went smoothly, and therefore the signs weren’t immediately there,” said Zintle. But as time went on, the ex-lover started being possessive to some extent where she felt “suffocated”.

“I warned him that if he didn’t give me space to breathe, I might end the connection. But it might seem that I used to be fuelling the abuse fire. He would demand to understand my every move – where I’m or who I’m with,” she said.

Zintle said the physical abuse started at some point after she had done a show where she was standing certain the late Saba Mbixane.

“A male friend, who may be a maskandi artist, called to congratulate me on how I handled the show. the instant I put the phone down, he pulled me by my hair.

That was when the physical abuse started. And more was to follow.”

Zintle said from then on, she experienced tons of physical abuse and damage to her property.

She said the aggravation was when he stole R200 000 from their joint business account.

“We had about R800 000 in our business account. I got the shock of my life once I checked and discovered that he had gone behind my back and stolen the cash. I almost collapsed from shock,” she said.

Another incident happened at the station studios when the ex-lover rocked up while Zintle was survived air.

Without uttering a word, he unleashed punches on Zintle, leaving her with a bruised face.

She said whenever she opened a case of assault against him, he’d play the victim and deny it.

“He was very handsome and a smooth-talker. I assume that sometimes worked in his favor,” said Zintle.

It came to some extent where she got uninterested in reporting the abuse.

When contacted by the publication yesterday, Zintle said: “I am unsure I would like a story about this whole matter.”