Loyiso Bala hits back at claims that his family was 'homeless'

According to Loyiso, the Bala family were not without a place to stay.
According to Loyiso, the Bala family were not without a place to stay.
Image: Loyiso Bala/ Instagram

Singer Loyiso Bala has slammed reports that he and his family were “homeless”.

Taking to Instagram, Loyiso called out “false” information being spread about his family on social media after a News24 article that has since been reproduced by various online platforms, had labelled his family as “homeless” in the headline.

In the interview, Loyiso's wife Jennifer spoke about some life challenges she and her family faced. She also allegedly mentioned that the family had been struggling financially and that eventually their landlord would no longer rent to them and they had to find somewhere else to stay.

That's when Queen Sono star Pearl Thusi apparently came to the rescue. Being long time friends of the Balas, Jennifer said Pearl had offered her recently vacated home to the family.

“We stayed there for four months. We were blessed to be in that situation — blessed that Pearl is such a good friend,” she said.

Catching wind of the interview, Loyiso called out the article for spreading “fake news” about his family on Instagram.

“The problem with fighting and trying to rectify false media stories about you is that it causes unnecessary attention from other media, which is counterproductive.

“In 2021 I’m choosing to keep moving,” Loyiso said.

The article has since removed the word “homeless” from the headline.

Though the family have experienced their fair share of struggles, they recently shared the joyous news that the Bala family is growing!

Loyiso and Jennifer are expecting another addition to their family as she is pregnant with baby #3.

Gushing about his wife, the musician was grateful to be experiencing fatherhood again.

“Thank you for letting me experience life with you. Thank you for giving over your body so that we can embark on yet another life-changing journey together. Thank you for helping me to become a dad again,” Loyiso said when they announced the news.

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