Thando Thabethe Reflects On Her Recent Break-Up

A few months ago, 5FM DJ Thando Thabethe gave fans a glimpse into her engagement party. The lavish affair saw the who’s-who get an invite to celebrate the fact that the star’s long-term partner Frans Mashao got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. However, rumours have been swirling that the couple had called it quits and on a recent episode of ‘Real Talk’, Thando confirmed that she and Frans had, indeed, separated.

“I don’t think I need to go into the nitty-gritties … I never denied that we are not engaged anymore. I don’t think I need to tell people the reasons behind why it ended,” Thando said when asked about her break-up. “In as much as I told people that we are engaged, I never told people everything and this [breakup] is something I do not want to talk about.”

Thando added that while she knows she operates her life in a public space, this break-up isn’t something she wants to talk about.


According to the Sunday Sun, Frans reportedly cheated on the DJ with “multiple women” during the course of their relationship. “Her friends have been warning her about Frans’ player tendencies, but she flatly ignored them until she discovered that she was sharing him with other women. Anyhow, she respects the union of marriage and doesn’t want to start her new chapter on a bad foundation,” a source revealed to the paper.

Thando, however, has jumped straight into work to distract herself from the heartache of ending a relationship. The star recently held her fifth Thando Thabethe Women’s Day Netball Challenge, has recently come back from a work trip in the United States and continues to work on Thabooty’s – her lingerie line.

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El Broide has had a long standing career within the entertainment industry. He has interviewed local and international celebrities such as Bonang Matheba, Gareth Cliff, Oprah, Giuliana Rancic, Jessie J, Buddy Valastro, Kris Jenner, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osbourne, and the late Joan Rivers (amongst others). El also owns PR and social media agency The Platinum Club and is obsessed with all things entertainment. From film to theatre to music, El loves it all.