Sunday, 10 February 2013


HUMAN Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale is embroiled in a messy divorce with his estranged wife demanding a large divorce settlement, including a house worth at least R70m.

In an affidavit, the Judy Sexwale says: "There have been problems in the marriage which the parties have been unable to resolve, including but not limited to [the minister] having subjected [me] to physical, verbal, mental, emotional abuse and cruelty."

But has come out publicly to vehemently deny claims by his estranged wife. Sexwale responded via his lawyer to claims by his wife, Judy, in court papers that he physically and emotionally abused her. The couple would have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary tomorrow.

Celebrity divorce lawyer Professor Billy Gundelfinger, who was instructed by Tokyo to publicly identify him as the minister at the centre of the divorce battle, said Sexwale rejected as "false" the allegations made by his wife relating to his conduct.

Details of the divorce were revealed in newspapers on Friday, but the parties were not named. However, Sexwale was repeatedly asked on social media platforms if he was involved in the divorce.

In an unprecedented move, Gundelfinger said Sexwale had authorised him to publicly confirm the divorce, adding that all the allegations would be "fully ventilated" at the trial.

Commenting on Sexwale's decision to go public, his spokesman, Chris Vick, said it was necessary "in the interests of transparency, to end speculation and to avoid a guessing game around which cabinet member may be involved".

Judy Sexwale's lawyer, Beverley Clark, said her client would have preferred thedivorce to be handled in "an entirely discreet and dignified manner".

"But this has unfortunately proved impossible, as her husband is paying her only minimal maintenance and is not willing to discuss any reasonable sort of settlement to bring the matter to finality," Clark said.

"The parties are married in community of property, and I don't have to tell you that they are well known to be one of the wealthiest families in the country.

"It does not seem fair that Judy is having to rent a tiny flat while her husband enjoys himself at their many multimillion-rand homes and other assets," Clark said.

"Although she is obliged in court papers to give reasons for the breakdown of the marriage and stands by the allegations made in her pleadings, she gave such reasons extremely briefly and hopes never to have to delve further into this aspect."

Clark said Judy did not believe her and Tokyo's personal history was a matter for public consumption. "Theirs was in many ways a great love story and they are proud to have two wonderful children."

Gundelfinger said it was regrettable that Judy, "a wealthy woman", would be claiming that she was receiving only minimal maintenance.

He said Tokyo had made payments to his wife of "several millions". "She clearly has the financial means to provide herself with accommodation of her choice," he said, adding that Judy was living in a Sandton hotel.

Gundelfinger said Tokyo had gone to court because attempts to settle the divorce amicably had failed.

The divorce will see a showdown between two of the country's top divorce lawyers in Gundelfinger and Clark. Clark describes herself in an online profile as specialising in "complex 'big money' cases".

Tokyo issued summons against Judy - with whom he has two children aged 19 and 20 - for divorce on October 2 last year.

He stated in his summons that the marriage had irretrievably broken down and that there was no prospect of a reconciliation.

Details of Judy's intended claim are included in an affidavit in which she says she wants, among other things, a R70-million house, R3-million to furnish it, a new R1-million car every five years and monthly maintenance of R150000.

Judy, who described herself in court papers as a homemaker, accuses Tokyo of trying to hide his wealth from her. She is a trustee of the family trust. She said Tokyo had been "controlling and secretive" about his financial affairs.

After leaving his post as Gauteng premier in 1998, Tokyo went on to become one of the country's richest men after founding Mvelaphanda.

Judy brought an application this week for an order declaring the assets of the trusts to be viewed as assets of their joint estate as well as an order for the assets to be divided equally.

A close friend of Judy's said she felt she was entitled to half of the wealth because she had been "a caring and loving wife".

The couple met while Tokyo was incarcerated on Robben Island.

Judy, then a young paralegal, was assisting him in his trial on charges of terrorism. The two married in 1993, three years after his release from prison.

After Tokyo was appointed the first premier of South Africa's richest province, the two became regulars on the social scene.

The late Sunday Times social columnist Gwen Gill fondly referred to them as a "gem of a couple" and often praised Judy's fashion sense.

Judy endured a traumatic experience in October 2007 when she was held at gunpoint outside their son's school in Johannesburg.

A relative of Tokyo's said: "To the outside world, Tokyo may be known as a warrior. But we all know that at home, he wouldn't hurt a fly." sunday times


Well Tokyo, if you can't handle your 'personal business' by fulfilling your marital obligations, it's a good thing South Africans saw through your inadequate, hypocritical and ambitious quest to become president ( through the indiscretions of your protagonist), one Julius Malema, it appears things are falling apart in both your worlds!

Divorce is never a good thing and often hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Ane nharo ngaavhunze Chris Huhne

This explains why a whooping 84% of marriage unions in Zim are NOT registered...a woman can literally take you to the cleaners on dovorcing!! Call it whatever you, legitimate share of marital wealth, etc but it all typifies women's greed; and there is nothing called love in all this...

So wealthy yet so stingy ask the friends of nephews he pays fees for who attend schools in Mpumalanga and they will tell you its a sad situation vanokumbira sipo yekugezesa paboarding so why even bother send them to an expensive school and not cater for basic needs yet local airport one is a major shareholder flies in and out like a fly asi kutadza kuita attend to some kids bare necessities.

Ndimika makada mabhunu I don't feel sorry for him who cares

Ko maiti zvaiperera kupi nemurungu, they will be waiting to get a chenace to take you to the cleaners

for all of these, physical, verbal, mental, emotional abuse and cruelty, EFT is the right answer. it was funny when I first heard of it. but when I tried it, I really feel the effect and how good it is to me.

Poor Tokyo......yes black women usually are in it for what they can get...when I became a little more successful..all the black women who had turned me down before at one stage or the other where trying to make a come back....that said to be married for 20 years is not a joke and they fell in love before there was women usually take a lot of crap from their men with the elderly women folk comforting them by telling them that all men are like that....however with white women..once they have had it ...that's it .....and it does not have to involve infidelity...they hit and hit hard ...ask Tiger Woods and Donald Trump.........shame though.....

I think its important to be self sufficient and not rely on anyone...receiving some help is fine but dont base your existence on the resources of another...I for one grew up surrounded by wealth uncles but worked damn hard to breach the cycle of poverty...i dont hate my wealthy relatives and I dont expect them to give me a helping hand if I go bust....Those who demand hand outs and get them at every turn are usually a problem...

nothing wrong in loving another race. You are the type of people vanotidzosera kumashure too busy focusing on useless stuff instead of looking at the bigger picture mtcheeew!

Cannot Argue with a fool like you . You don't even no histiory yekwawa kaBva COCOCNUT


lol you can't argue cos you know you sound stupid. People like you fuel racism but will be the quick ones to play the race card when something doesn't go your way. Oh and I know kwandabva sha but I'm more concerned with where I'm going. It's stupid just to waste my time hating on someone cos they are's too short for all that nonsense. It's kinda funny that you use an English name and surname don't you think?

Mumwe neumwe ngaadanane newaanoda kana ari Murungu,muIndian who are you to tell people whom to marry.Ita zvinoda moyo wako iwewe kwete kuda kuparidza hatred yako neracism pano.Ini baba vangu mutema,vakaroora mai vangu murungu nanhasi vari vese and vari kufara.My uncle did the same and so are a lot of my relatives and we are very happy together.
Love does not have boundaries and it covers a multitude of sins.

Majaira zvekupiwa makagara.This guy owes his relatives nothing,it's enough he's paying for their fees.He's not God who provides everything.
Unenge muroyi nepfungwa dzako dzegodo idzi.Kwana.

I'm surprised we still have such backward thinking people like you.Damn which cave have you been living in?

coconuts stupid minded people stay were you are kuma dhodhi evarungu manzwaka nawo Mhino hadzichatozivi any difference in smells kikikiikest

Coconuts vcatengesi venyika . Manzwa nawo matuzvi echembere garaiko kwamakatizira hatikudei REEM

Ndinoda kuwona kuti juju inoshanda here saka kuKuwadzana kuna sekuru vati vanogona kungosungira munhu zvinhu kusvika ava kupemha chekudya.Kana ane hama dzinonomurasara,mari yake yese inongoparara.Ndiri kuda kungoita experiment mwachewe ndiwone kuti uchauya paforum uchikumbira ruregerero here zvinhu zvasunga.
Uuye kuzoita update in 2 weeks kana yako isingachamiri then uuye again kana mari isingichabatiki.Vamwe takaroora varungu vacho saka insult yako yangondisvota and thus it's high time I took action.Like the adage goes 'hapana mushonga unonamira pasina chironda.'Apa chironda chiripo manje uchasura madota.

Kikikikiest Takaneko Musamabaranebererakachetekera. Imboyedza tione?????????????????????????/????????????

Matuzvi echembere akutenderedza Brain kikikikiiki

Is that all you can say in reply to the matter? Pfft dude please come up with something more creative.I'd rather exchange words with someone who has some level of intelligence. Have a great day being blissfully ignorant my dear.

Level of intelligence pa News dze Zimbabwe kiki Lol Guma Guma ndoseka zvangu dai riri Degree wakapasa kikikikikikikii

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