These South African celebrity couples make bank…and romance look easy.
Patrice Motsepe & Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe
The Motsepes are South Africa’s most influential black couple in various areas including philathrophy, medicine, mining and we dare say, fashion. With a net worth exceeding R25 billion according to Forbes, they maintain an enviable life of opulence and access.
Dr. Precious is a qualified medical doctor boasting an impressive resume. But being a concerned pioneer, she opened up one of the country’s first women’s health clinics. She oversees the operation of several key organisations, including the Motsepe Family Foundation. Patrice, on the other hand, has his own billion dollar mining company, African Rainbow Minerals. He is also the richest black man in South Africa.
With all their wealth, the couple remains fairly modest. They have vowed to donate half of their money to charity.
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Khanyi Dhlomo & Chinezi Chijoke
A match totally made in heaven! Khanyi Dhlomo finally found someone hot and clever she can finally hold down a conversation with, without ending up with a headache. The self made millionaire with a media and retail empire tied the knot with the education expert and entrepreneur in 2009.
She founded Destiny Magazine and DestinyConnect.com, as well that million rand Luminance boutique ko Hyde Park. Chigozie is also an over achiever. He is the founder and CEO of Pioneer Acedemics, and has been the head of McKinsely & Company’s African Education Practice.
Cyril Ramaphosa & Dr. Tshepo Motsepe
He is the head of the Shanduka Group with an estimated net worth of R550 million in the bank. He is also a key player within the echelons of the African Nation Congress, South Africa’s leading party. In fact, the party’s vice president has already been tipped as the country’s next president.
His discernible ambition strikes a perfect match with that of his wife, Tshepo Motsepe. If that surname sounds familiar, it is because she is the older sister of the country’s richest man, Patrice Motsepe. Bur really that is besides the point.
Dr. Tshepo is a doctor by profession (although her resume has seen her taking a leadership position in various organisations and projects). Not only does she have a huge mind, she is in the ASHA early Childhood and Development Board of Trustees.
Basetsana & Romeo Khumalo
They maintain a fairly low profile away from the camera, but Basetsana and Romeo Khumalo remain one of South Africa’s most adored celebrity couples. Jill of all trades Basetsana capitalised on her title as former Miss South Africa to build a massive empire.
The media mogul, TV personality, executive producer, fashion icon and philathropist and the businessman exhibit all the signs of a couple on a hustle.
Shona and Connie Ferguson
The Fergies constitute a fierce South Africa media power house couple. Married since forever, the lovebirds have not let their numerious profiles as actors, entrepreneurs and brand ambassadors come in the way of their resilient romance.
Most notably, they both star on Mzansi’s best drama series, Rockville. The show is created and produced by their production company. On the other hand, Connie is back as the lead actress on the country’s highest rated soapie, Generations The Legacy.
Black Coffee & Mbalenhle
The biggest DJ in South Africa and Mbalenhle Mlotshwa have a lot in common, like succeeding numerous gigs to make sure the income flow stays sorted.
He is now considered the biggest vynal DJ to have emerged from this part of the world, and endorsement deals have rang to that effect. She takes on TV presenting and acting at the same time. And together, they contribute substantially to the bills.
Pearl Thusi & Robert Marawa
Too soon? These two have yet to confirm their love locked bliss but we shall let them conduct their lives privately. But fact is we know.
Although not married, we can safely say together they birth a force to be reckoned with. Robert Marawa is the highest paid sports presenter in South Africa. The Sports presenter holds down several gigs, all which draw consistent high ratings.
Pearl is the juggle radio presenting, TV presenting, modelling and motherhood with ease.
DJ Fresh Denies Sexual Assault Claims
He’s taking legal action.
DJ Fresh has denied various sexual assault claims that surfaced recently on social media.
Real name Thato Sikwane, the 46 year old radio presenter became a subject of much furore following his appearance in the list of alleged perpetrators being implicated by the #AmINext Twitter movement, which seeks to expose and shame alleged perpetrators of gender based violence against women.
And while these social media accounts have named several South African male celebrities, Dj Fresh has distanced himself.
“The current allegations are false and without basis”, he expressed in a statement shared through his social media platforms. Adding; “They have been made and published, recklessly”.
“The fight against Gender Based Violence is one of the biggest battles in our countermand it saddens me that the focus is being shifted from the real issues and perpetrators”, he said.
DJ Fresh went also revealed that he is seeking legal counsel following the damning allegations made by a well known ex girlfriend, who is believed by some to have directed her Twitter posts about her an abusive “famous ex” to the popular broadcaster.
The 947 presenter shot down the claims, dismissing them as being “without merit”.
“I have, in the past, chosen to ignore this person, but due to the implications of the most recent statements, the matter has been referred to my attorneys to handle.
Burna Boy Vows To Never Come To South Africa
Burna Boy is livid!
Not only did Burna Boy pull out from of his highly anticipated performance at this year’s Afropunk, but he also has no intention of ever setting foot in South Africa. Ever.
The African Giant on Tuesday ended his silence on the ongoing xenophobic violence in the country, lambasting the South Africa government for its failure to deal effectively with the spate of violence against foreign nationals and their property.
In a series of tweets that also slammed his former collaborator AKA over his remarks, the singer detailed his enduring strife with the country.
“I have not set foot in SA since 2017”, he revealed, “And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.” (Sic)
I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the fuck up and really performs A miracle because I don’t know how they can even possibly fix this.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 3, 2019
Burna Boy, who’s had decent commercial success in the country, also went on to mention his own personal experience with xenophobia.
But Today After watching the Killing of my people in South Africa the same way we have all watched it happen a few times in the past. FUCK ALL THAT! I personally have had my own xenophobic experiences at the hands of South Africans and because of that…..
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 3, 2019
This goes against everything I stand 4, but at what point do we take action? I understand that years of Oppression has confused South Africans to the point where they see the pple who came to their defence during their Oppression as their Enemies and then worship their oppressors
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) September 3, 2019
Burna Boy echoes the sentiments by celebrities, both from South Africa and Nigeria, who have spoken out against xenophobic violence in South Africa. The likes of Wizkid, Davido, Jidenna and others have spoken out against the attacks.
Babes Wodumo’s Controversial Account Is Still Hacked
Babes Wodumo has apparently not been able to regain her account from the hacker who used her account to toss nasty jibes at Lady Zamar last month.
So she has no idea who took to Twitter to fire out more insults at Burna Boy, while also taking the liberty to vent xenophobic spleen amid the violence targeting small businesses and establishments owned by foreign nationals.
“Nidayida ama drugs zinja!!!” (sic) “Hambani!!!”, which translates to “You dogs are selling drugs. Leave!”
Nidayida ama drugs zinja!!! Hambani!! https://t.co/jGZDJZQ08X
— Bongekile simelane (@BABESWODUMO___) September 3, 2019
The attack on Burna Boy came after he ended his silence with a series of explosive tweets.
The Giant of Africa hitmaker slammed AKA over freshly revived old tweets and the South African government over the recent spate of homophobic violence.
He has also pulled out from his highly anticipated performance at this year’s Afropunk in a boycott against the country that has been joined by Tiwa Savage, who’s also cancelled her performance at the looming 2019 DStv Delicious Food Festival.
Babes Wodumo took to his Instagram to distance herself from the tweets, asking her fans to help her report the account.