One of the ugliest incidents that took place this year was when the world woke up to the passing of model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day.
She was with her boyfriend, Olympic gold medallists Oscar Pistorius who allegedly did the unthinkable and shot her.
Pistorius goes to court next year.
The Queen of Everything, aka Bonang Matheba, turned heads when she allegedly took matters into her own hands in a foreign country and physically manhandled 5FM’s DJ Poppy Ntshongwana – and nearly tossed her over balcony on the Spanish island of Ibiza.
The alleged reason for this fight was her 5FM boyfriend, Euphonik.
Kelly Khumalo and her sister Zandile showed that you don’t mess with siblings. They did this by allegedly beating Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa’s wife, Mandisa Mkhize up.
The case will be heard next year.
The late SABC Morning Live presenter Vuyo Mbuli’s wife Savita was catapulted from being just an ordinary housewife to a high flying socialite. This after she threw a party 10 days after her husband’s funeral. It was of SA’s most followed topics.
Winnie Nchaba, who plays Khethiwe in Generations, felt it was not enough to leave her ex-husband Thabo Modise in peace. It got so ugly that he opened a case of assault against the star!
Award-winning hip-hop star Khuli Chana was shot at a filling station in Midrand by cops who allege that they mistook him for a wanted criminal. Two police officers were charged with attempted murder. The case will be argued in court next year.
The marriage breakdown of former Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale, and his wife Judy was perhaps the ugliest scene of all.
It played itself out in public like a movie as the couple hung its dirty linen out for all to see.
Cosatu’s Zwelinzina Vavi was accused of sexual harassment by a subordinate.
The scandal gave his enemies ammunition to get him out of politics.
Who will ever forget the unseemly Mandela family feud? Members squabbled over cash while the ailing Tata lay on his deathbed.