Khaya Dladla speaks out about break-up with ex-fiancé Mercutio Buthelezi
Actor and media personality Khaya Dladla recently opened up about his break-up from his ex-fiancé, businessman Mercutio Buthelezi. Speaking on the Engineer Your Life with Lungelo KM podcast, the radio host shared why their relationship ended.
Creating someone who didn’t exist
In the interview, Khaya revealed that he was trying to “create someone who didn’t exist” in their relationship. He admitted that there were many red flags, but he tried to ignore them because of the idea of the relationship he thought he was in versus what he was really in.
“It was a show, and I didn’t realise many of us were acting in that show. I still wonder how many of us were in this relationship because I now know we’re so many of us. I even lost count,” he said.
Engagement and break-up
The pair got engaged in 2020, with Mercutio proposing in front of close friends and family at a surprise engagement party. Khaya shared the news on Instagram with a photo of the couple and a caption that read, “Our moment has finally arrived and he’s officially mine”. However, trouble started when Khaya moved to Johannesburg after landing an acting gig on House of Zwide.
“The distance between the couple became one of the issues they couldn’t work around. Initially, they had no problem with the distance when Khaya moved to seek greener pastures, but they eventually started to drift apart,” a source told Sunday World.
Khaya Dladla on moving forward
Despite the break-up, Khaya is taking things in his stride and remains positive about the future. “I think I had to go through that to learn the lessons that I have learnt. It’s okay to fall and rise again. I’m currently in a great place in my life,” he said.
Khaya is known for his role as GC on the popular SABC 1 soapie, Uzalo and has since gone on to host various TV shows and events, including the South African Music Awards.