Thu Apr 17 08:42:57 SAST 2014

Joyous Jabu in sex scandal-Oh baby!

Dec 4, 2011 | NGWAKO MALATJI |

INTERNATIONALLY-acclaimed gospel singer, Joyous Celebration founder and pastor Jabu Hlongwane is allegedly failing to keep his "bishop" zipped in.

CRYING TOGETHER: Jabu Hlongwane and Kuki at a memorial service. Picture by Elvis Ntombela

 He told me that what hurt him most was the fact that it didn't cross his mind that Jabu would sleep with his wife 

His underling, Thulani Mncube accuses Hlongwane of Cross Ministries Church in Sandton, of wrecking his marriage.

Mncube is divorcing his wife of five years, Kuki Mncube.

Kuki vacated their matrimonial house in Jozi about four months ago after failing to cajole her husband into forgiving her for her indiscretion.

A close family friend, who asked not to be named, tells us Thulani became violently ill after discovering that Hlongwane, who was a programme director at his wedding in 2005, was allegedly rogering his wife behind his back.

Our source claims Thulani learnt of the affair when he stumbled on an amorous e-mail between Hlongwane and Kuki, a former backing vocalist for Joyous Celebration.

"He wanted to send a quotation to a businessman for a job he had done for him, so he asked his wife to lend him her laptop," says the source.

It is alleged Thulani was greeted by e-mails between his wife and Hlongwane in which they exchanged "pleasantries".

"He confronted her about the affair but she denied it," says the source.

When he gave her the third degree about the e-mails, Kuki wept and apologised for committing adultery.

Thulani allegedly lost his cool and klapped her.

He was so shattered that he'd return from work and cry himself to sleep or drink himself into a stupor in a desperate attempt to assuage his pain.

"He told me that what hurt him most was the fact that it didn't cross his mind that Jabu would sleep with his wife.

"Jabu was like a brother to him. He would come to their house with his wife Sibongile and take them out for lunch.

"He said Jabu would hug and kiss his wife and Thulani would do the same to Jabu's wife.

"They were like family. I mean, this guy was even a programme director at Thulani's wedding," says the source.

It is alleged Thulani mustered the courage to confront his boss about the matter.

Hlongwane first denied that he had had an affair with Kuki but allegedly confessed when Thulani produced proof.

"He then asked if they could talk about it like men."

Thulani drove to Hlongwane's house in Weltevredenpark, west of Jozi, at about midnight so they could talk about the matter.

But Hlongwane hid behind his front door and told him to leave.

Thulani left when Hlongwane threatened to call the police.

It is alleged Hlongwane added emotional abuse and arrogance to his ungodly repertoire.

"He started telling people at Joyous Celebration that Thulani was jealous of him and he is stuck at Joyous because he has nowhere else to go," says the source.

Upon hearing this, Thulani held a series of meetings with other Joyous Celebration bosses - conductor Lindelani Mkhize and pastor Mthunzi Namba - and asked them to intervene.

"But they wouldn't entertain the matter," says the source.

The mole says Hlongwane went to the Randburg Magistrates' Court and sought a protection order against Thulani.

"In it he said his house's electric fence wasn't working and that Thulani posed a threat to him. How could a man of God do this?"

malatjin@sundayworld.co.za

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Comments

Thu Apr 17 08:42:57 SAST 2014 ::

COMMENTS [ 47 ]

    Mar 17, 2013

    IkeMichael

    Halellujah in the name of God and business,Amen!!!!!!!!
    Aug 15, 2012

    AjaxFiko

    Wonk'umuntu uyayithanda lento . .
    Jul 1, 2012

    MakaZyanda

    U are ryt! I'm so disappointed kuJabu, anyway I knew about Lindelani and Mthunzi which is why I think they didn't bother to intervene! So disgusting loads of bulshit in Joyous celebration! Thank God Nqubeko and Ntokozo have left! UNkulunkulu ababusise bona bobabili, Jabu, Lindelani and Mthunzi u are ass holes!
    Dec 20, 2011

    mamago.mosomane

    I couldnt have said it better. You are 100% correct he is indeed a disgrace in the Kingdom of God ke nnete all that we requiring from him is to resign from his position as a pastor and JC. AboLindelani and Mtunzi, its clear that they are doing the same coz i do not understand why they could not reprimand Jabu from this unacceptable behaviour. I mean, we do not expect and will not tolerate such a behaviour in the Kingdom of God.
    Jan 3, 2012

    stanley_mkunene

    wenzani?

    when men of the cloak commit such hideous crimes the world collapses. why when somebody has a beautiful wife like Jabu why? why when you have such a good and inspiring ministry. why when you have such an honourable wife? when God has been so faithfull to you man! I cannot condemn you because I am your brother in the Lord but you need to repent of the sin and make right. how can we crusify Christ again and again through our stupid actions propelled by lust. I pray that you be restored brother and that your wife forgives you. I pray that mncube recovers from the onslaught.Lord help us not to put your name into disrepute; what will the people learn from us.
    Jan 31, 2012

    Phumla_WendyDladla

    RUMOURS WILL ALWAYS BE ROMOURS BROTHER BEFORE YOU COMMENT MAKE SURE THAT YOUR FACTS ARE STRAIGHT BAQINISILE MEDIA CAN BUILD YOU AND ALSO BREAK YOU

    Jul 4, 2012

    MakaZyanda

    wendy this time the media is right, otherwise Jabu would have sued them by now!! maftowncity u have said it all mate!
    Jan 3, 2012

    ayoo

    you are 110% right i am a christian married and i do get attracted by this new generation but god behind me, the more i pray the more i chase this devil emotion but you know what it's NOT EASY LIFE YOU NEED TO BE STRONG, I am experiencing everthing you've just quoted.
    Mar 17, 2013

    JamesMngadi

    @Mjepa, your posting is boneheaded and it expose you male chauvinism.. cool it man.
    Dec 20, 2011

    areboleleng

    I trust a devil becoz his mission is straight, to destroy
    Jul 1, 2012

    MakaZyanda

    It's sad, but we need to pray for our leaders!

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