Tendai Ndoro is a Zimbabwean-born football star who has had a successful career playing for both the national team as well as top football clubs in both Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The talented striker dominated headlines a few years ago after his very short marriage crumbled to pieces following cheating and assault allegations.
Here is everything you need to know about Tendai Ndoro’s wife (now ex), their short-lived marriage, divorce and where the footballer is currently.
Who is Tendai Ndoro’s wife?
Tendai Ndoro’s wife who is now estranged is called Thando Maseko, full name Thandekile Grace Maseko. She was reportedly born in August 1983 which makes her 39 years old.
Not much is known about Thando Maseko’s background, what she does and when she and Tendai Ndoro began dating.
According to sources, the talented footballer and his wife got married on the 20th of September 2017 in Johannesburg in a civil marriage.
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Tendai Ndoro assault allegations
Trouble began between Tendai Ndoro and his wife barely six months into the couple’s marriage. In June 2018, the former Orlando Pirates striker was arrested by the police for reportedly physically assaulting his wife.
The footballer who was charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm reportedly strangled his wife and threw a television set at her.
Trouble began in paradise after Thando Maseko reportedly confronted Tendai Ndoro for being unfaithful to her and cheating.
It exploded into a physical confrontation after the two fought over car keys. According to Thando Maseko, Tendai Ndoro asked her for car keys but she refused to give them to him as he wanted to use the car to drop off her son to school and that’s when he became physical and started strangling her while searching for the keys.
Tendai was later released on R 1000 bail after spending a weekend in jail but it appeared that his marriage was already beyond salvage.
Tendai Ndoro’s divorce and property division
Following their drama, Tendai Ndoro and Thando Maseko parted ways but theirs was a very bitter breakup.
Sources reported that Thando Maseko kicked Tendai Ndoro out of their Kyalami home in Johannesburg, South Africa and she kept all their property including his fleet of sleek cars.
It was also reported that Tendai had apparently registered his property in South Africa under Thando Maseko’s name.
Refuting the allegations of taking Tendai Ndoro’s property, Thando Maseko explained that the two didn’t live in Kyalami during their marriage but they lived in a rental apartment. She also revealed that the footballer didn’t own any property during their marriage but had gotten wealthy after their breakup following club transfers.
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Where is Tendai Ndoro?
After leaving South Africa’s Highlands Park FC in 2020 and returning to Zimbabwe, the striker who also plays for the national team hasn’t been making much news from the pitch.
In December 2021, Tendai Ndoro revealed that he had turned his life around and had developed a strong relationship with God after going blind for three weeks after suffering from an illness.