Reality TV star Mpumi and her husband, businessman Isaac Mophatlane, are set to lose their five-bedroom double-storey house in Waterkloof, Pretoria.
Mpumi is famously known as Mrs Mops to those who’ve watched her on the Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Mommy Club on Showmax. The mother of three is known to not compromise when it comes to luxury, as portrayed by the shows she was on, as well as her Instagram and YouTube pages.
Her luxurious home was auctioned by Bidders Choice on Wednesday and an offer of R5.8 million was made. However, it has not been officially sold as the bank has not approved the offer yet, the auctioneers told City Press.
There is a seven-day confirmation period. We have not yet received any confirmation from the bank. It was auctioned yesterday; we have submitted the offer, so we await feedback from the bank to say whether or not they accept the offer.
A document City Press has seen details that the creditor, Nedbank, approached the High Court, Gauteng Division in Pretoria, to execute the auction. The Mophatlanes were reportedly absolved from paying the R9 million they owed the bank, and a decision was taken by the creditor for the house to be executable.
Before the auction, the bidders were allowed to view the house on September 30. Those who participated in the auction paid a R20 000 registration fee.
Two of the bedrooms in the house have their own bathrooms and the main one comprises an en-suite. Other things the house has include formal lounges, a laundry, his/her dressing room, a wine cellar, a large formal patio, a pyjama lounge, an entertainment area, a swimming pool and a borehole.
It is not clear where the Mophatlane family now live; however, City Press understands that the couple is distraught and working on settling the debt, so that they can keep their home.
When called for a comment, Mrs Mops referred us to a spokesperson who said he was not aware of the matter and would have to consult with his client first.