Sello Maake kaNcube and his wife address divorce rumours

Actor Sello Maake kaNcube and his wife Pearl Mbewe Maake kaNcube have hit back at rumours they are headed for divorce.


In a post on Facebook, Mbewe (who is also the Skeem Saam actor’s manager) expressed her gratitude to him for the husband that he is to her. She further said she wishes people would leave him alone.

“You have been to me what the world will never even begin to understand.

“How I wish people could just and give you a break!

“In what may seem like me coming to your defense, the truth is being with you has elevated me to heights I never thought possible. I’m sending you love and strength in this trying time of our lives. I will forever love you and your spirit shall and will remain unshaken. YOU ARE A GOOD MAN. Father, son and a sibling. More than anything, you have been a beautiful and wonderful husband,” she wrote.

In response, Maake KaNcube re-shared his wife’s post and said: “It’s sad how people are so quick to judge!

“After all the bad comments and insults, the truth shall set us free! I have always and will always honour my position as a man and husband.”


Their posts come a week after Sunday World reported that the former The Herd actor and his wife have separated.

A source told the publication that the pair – who got married in 2021 – argued about Maake kaNcube’s alleged former partner, resulting in the actor chasing Mbewe out of their marital home in Dube, Soweto.

After Maake kaNcube’s wife moved out, the actor reportedly tried to rekindle their flame by sending a delegation to pay the remaining lobola for her. However, Mbewe rejected his advances.

Upon failing to win Mbewe back, the actor contacted Swanepoel van Zyl Attorneys to help him file for divorce. The firm reportedly wanted R25 000 payment upfront.

Speaking to Sunday World, Maake KaNcube confirmed contacting the law firm.

“I have not even paid them yet,” he said.

Maake KaNcube was previously married to Palesa Mboweni, with whom he tied the knot in 2015 but divorced eight months later – according to TshisaLIVE.