Sello Maake KaNcube’s Car Auctioned After Failing to Pay School Fees

Sello Maake KaNcube’s Car Auctioned After Failing to Pay School Fees

Sello Maake KaNcube, a celebrated South African actor, recently faced a financial crisis that seemed straight out of a dramatic script. His car was nearly auctioned off due to unpaid school fees, despite his claims of not being directly responsible for the debt.

The Financial Quagmire

The situation arose when Maake KaNcube’s Audi A4 was on the verge of being auctioned to settle unpaid school fees. This unexpected turn of events forced him to quickly part with thousands of rands to save his vehicle from the auction block.

Complicated Contractual Obligations

Interestingly, Maake KaNcube never signed any contract with the school. The admission papers were signed by his former lover, Mmatshilo Motsei, as the legal guardian, with her sister acting as the guarantor. Despite this, the school obtained a default judgment against him.

Maake KaNcube claims he was blindsided by the legal action, stating he did not receive a summons to oppose the execution order. This lack of notification left him unprepared when the sheriff arrived to impound his car.

Desperate Measures

In a moment of panic, Maake KaNcube signed an acknowledgment of debt when confronted by the sheriff. He subsequently paid R20,000 to the college and sought legal advice. His legal counsel advised that the school’s claim lacked a cause of action since he had no binding agreement with the institution.

Legal Battle and Car Auction

Maake KaNcube filed for the judgment’s rescission, which temporarily suspended the attachment of his car. However, the vehicle was still taken and was slated to be auctioned on June 5.


This incident highlights the complexities and potential pitfalls of financial and legal entanglements, especially when contractual obligations involve third parties. Despite his efforts to rectify the situation, Maake KaNcube’s experience serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of clear and direct communication and legal responsibility.

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