Fri Oct 31 05:59:35 SAST 2014

New love - Shivambu moves on to rosier pastures

Nov 5, 2012 | NGWAKO MALATJI |

SUSPENDED ANC Youth League spin doctor Floyd Shivambu has dumped his girlfriend, YFM DJ Eda Rose.

FUTURE BRIDE: Floyd Shivambu and his new love Itumeleng Phoshoko
DALLIANCE: Eda Rose. Picture by Elvis Ntombela

We can also reveal that Shivambu, who is the spokesperson of Friends of the ANCYL, is engaged to the new lady in his life - none other than Itumeleng Phoshoko, a mining engineer working for a mining consultancy in Centurion.

News of Shivambu and Rose's break-up became known when she was seen flirting with other men at a function in Sandton recently in the absence of the outspoken politician.

She told our nosy mole that she broke up with Shivambu after he cheated on her.

But when queried later it seemed Rose was suffering from Alzheimer's, or perhaps she simply feigned surprise about her failed union with Shivambu.

"What? We never really broke up because we never dated but let me call you later 'coz I need some advice on how to comment," she said.

She later called saying: "Floyd and I are friends. I haven't seen him for a long time. I'm happy for him that he is engaged."

Shivambu confirms he has broken up with Rose and has moved on.

"I broke up with that woman a long time ago and it is not true that I cheated on her.

"I left Eda because I was not comfortable with the relationship as it did not have any future," he says.

Floyd also confirms that he is engaged to the leggy engineer but says he does not want to discuss further details about the matter.

However, Sunday World has it on good authority that Shivambu, who sired a child with SABC2 weather presenter Andile Masuku, is girding his loins to pay ilobola for Phoshoko next month.

The two met seven years ago at Wits University, where they were both studying, and forged a friendship.

They started dating after Shivambu broke up with Rose about five months ago.

Phoshoko, a former employee of mining and metals giant Xtrata, could not be reached for a comment.

malatjin@sundayworld.co.za

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