11 Couples we love!
THISHIWE ZIQUBU & MANDISA NDUNA
Their posts on Instagram can melt any heart even on the coldest morning, especially when the couple decides to treat their followers to their usually goofy IG Stories. Although Thishiwe and Mandisa tend to keep a rather low profile, given their recent success appearing on some of the country’s highest-rated television hits, the actresses don’t mind putting their beautiful romance in the stratosphere.
ZAKES BANTWINI & NANDI MADIDA
People who know these things always say that it’s about meeting someone who compliments who you are, rather than complete you. Zakes Bantwini and Nandi Madida, whose premiere snaps of their adorbs son Shaka melted the internet last year, share more than just their love for music. The talented music couple, who’ve made lovely music together, also have a thing for fashion! The conversations must be so interesting, we imagine. But then again, so are the cute photoshoots they keep banging out for posteriority.
MINNIE DLAMINI JONES & QUINTON JONES
Minnie Dlamini and her Television Producer hubby, Quinton Jones, are now one of the hottest couples in the country. So much so that they were able to leverage public demand of their breathtaking wedding into a million rand deal for a three-part TV Special: Becoming Mrs Jones, which aired on Vuzu Amp in 2017. They started out as friends. Quinton used to buy Minnie lunch, her mother revealed on the show. The rest is history.
REASON & LOOTLOVE
Sometimes, celebrity couples sometimes leave the public guessing about whether or not they’ve hooked up for various reasons, including the fact that two major brands have just merged. Or like Minnie Dlamini said during the build-up to her Wedding TV Special; “I wanted to own my story.” While Reason and Lootlove also took their time, they’ve recently loosened up a little.
BLACK COFFE & ENHLE
Without a doubt, this is one of the country’s most formidable power couple. He’s crafted a massive career as one of the world’s biggest DJs, and she continues being a consistently celebrated actress and fashion designer. Their IG pages are proof that success is nothing without family.
SOMIZI & BAE
Somizi is one of the hardest working people in the industry. So it’s nice seeing him being able to wind down and get some good loving. For months, the multi-talented media personality shared abstract pictures of the new man in his life; many which were silhouettes, or toes, or back shots. Even that had to come to an end, and Somizi debuted beautiful pictures of his boyfriend at the recent Sun Met shindig, where the couple twinned their outfits.
According to Channel24, the 24-year-old’s name isMohale Tebogo Motaung. He’s a ‘matured’ Wits student.
CASTER SEMENYA & VIOLET
“She is someone I can rely on… through thick and thin”, the gold medalist revealed in a BET special, in which she revealed how she met the woman that would become the life of her live. It all happened in a restroom, which seems to be a really popular place for good things to start. The couple got married in 2017, and are still going strong.
SIPHIWE TSHABALALA & BOKANG
He’s a soccer player in the prime years of his career, and she’s a smart beauty queen who once wore the Miss SA crown. Siphiwe and Bokang didn’t get into a relationship for a while after they met. Opening up about their first encounter to Pabi on Power FM in 2017, the couple revealed that they wanted to be friends first and allow the relationship to evolve organically. That it did! Now happily married parents, the couple have joined forces to release an African themed children’s clothing line.
BABES WODUMO & MAMPINTSHA
Is ‘Babes Wodumo’ a duo? This question has been puzzling fans, who’ve been taking to social media to enquire further. While that’s a stretch, it’s quite true that Mampintsha has been a ubiquitous presence in Babes’ career, as the two do everything together. Most notable is their support for each other as they both push the West Ink movement.
DASH AND AYANDA
Stylish, young, beautiful and successful… this is South Africa’s picture-perfect couple. The two leave no one in doubt about the love and support they have for each other; They constantly hype each other up on social media and often travel together to exotic locations. They also sometimes refer to each other as ‘DNA’…
DINEO & SOLO
South Africa’s most editorial couple Dineo and Solo are simply perfect together. The actress and rapper’s love for high-end fashion is often evident whenever they rock head-turning fashion-forward garb on red carpets, in which they always arrive as a couple.
eTV Scandal! Exodus Continues – List of All the Actors that Left
Check out all the actors that left eTV Scandal!
eTV’s Scandal! signalled it’s intent to move in a different direction with a new storyline by getting rid of some of the marquee actors and actresses on the show. The drama series shifted its focus from the many filler subplots to introduce a new family in town.
In retrospect, it seemed like the writers had hit a dead end after exhausting different plot lines for some of our faves. Case in point was the handling of Hungani Ndlovu’s exit from the soapie. His first disappearance suggested that we hadn’t seen the last of the actor until Romeo re-emerged out of nowhere…only to die thereafter.
Some of Ndlovu’s highlights include outsmarting the most cunning of adversaries in Kgomotso Christopher’s character, Yvonne ‘YV’ Langa and Neo Mokgethi.
The writers quickly filled the gap by shining the spotlight on Lusanda Mbane’s character, Boniswa Langa. This move gave the impression that she would be the new lead, as new cast members Mamba and Gorbachev were introduced to add more range and drama around her.
It seems like we’ve seen the last of Mlungisi Ngema, played by Patrick Mofokeng on Scandal! The same fate that befell Romeo happened to him as well. Death by river!!!
His onscreen wife, Gcina Nkosi who reprises the role of Zinzile Ngema may also be moving on as a result. It is still yet to be confirmed, however, all evidence points towards that direction.
Brighton Ngoma also bid farewell to his character Quinton Nyathi after 10 years on the show. His exit gave viewers a glimpse of what to expect from the Kubeka family. While a freak accident may have taken his life, it showed just how resourceful the family was at evading the law and getting away with murder.
It was not too long ago when we were celebrating his marriage to Thembeka Shezi (Masasa Mbangeni). Masasa returned to the soapie only to be brutally murdered by arch-nemesis, Mthunzi Mayisa a few months later.
Who’s Leaving eTV Scandal! Next?
It is rumoured that Lerumo Chabedi (Tshepo Masese) and his father Neo Mokgethi (Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha) will be killed off the show in the next few weeks. No doubt that the new family will have something to do with it. Lerumo has been investigating the death of Quinton that has led him to the trail of the Kubekas. It remains to be seen what happens next.
The remaining Langas may also be ushered out of the story based on current events. Xolile Langa, who is brought to life by Sivenathi Mabuya will exit the show and will be followed by Bathabile Mashigo (Grace Medupe). Seems like her final act was to kill Boniswa. After selling her shares at the Newtonian Hotel, she will disappear from the show.
Catch all of this and more on the latest episodes of Scandal! which air on e.tv from Mondays to Fridays at 19h30.
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Thandeka Dawn King Makes her Return to DiepCity
Ma Shenge is back.
Thandiwe’s absence on DiepCity had left a hollow gap during Dawn Thandeka King’s hiatus from the popular Mzansi Magic telenovela. But viewers will be delighted to learn that the actress has begun filming again to reprise her role as the feisty MaShenge.
The actress, who had to step back from shooting with the rest of the cast following an injury on set, has ended her three-month break from the show with a promise of a fired-up portrayal of her character on the show. “She’s gathered phenomenal life lessons that now bring her back wiser and stronger”, it says here.
“It has been a difficult journey, I am grateful that I was injured on duty, this makes me more determined to heal and go back to work”, said the actress in a press statement. “I love what I do, even when I got injured I was so into the scene, I never anticipated any danger. I am grateful to be back on set, I have missed performing so much.”
Dawn Thandeka King’s delivery on DiepCity has been key to the show’s success. She appears on the daily series as a stern, uncompromising mother who conducts her household with an authoritarian parenting style. A sole breadwinner, she works as cleaner who only gets paid according to her shifts.
DiepCity every weekday at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.
DJ Zinhle Pairs First Baby Bump Pics with Reality Show Teaser
She confirmed pregnancy rumours and dropped her BET reality shower teaser in one day.
DJ Zinhle is the unproblematic boss lady who stays in her bag.
And even though the famed DJ and businesswoman often makes announcements around her ever expanding business empire, Monday’s bulletin has left us shaken to the core. Zinhle dropped a double-announcement, on one hand confirming pregnancy rumours while on the other releasing the teaser for the looming reality show!
Set to land on 18 September 2021 at 19:30 on BET Africa (DStv 129), the series will chronicle the media personality’s journey after breaking the news of her pregnancy to her family and close friends. Entitled DJ Zinhle – Unexpected, the show will feature her famous for-lifers Pearl Thusi and Nomuzi Mabena.
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“I have exciting and UNEXPECTED news for you this evening,” captioned the video clip on Instagram, revealing the surprise pregnancy to her 3.8 million Instagram followers.
Known to be typically private about the intimate details of her life, news that Zinhle had been shopping a reality show to Showmax were met with disbelief from fans. She knows it, but wanted to do things differently for a change. “I’ve never wanted to do a reality TV show”, she expressed in a statement. “However this time around, I wanted my pregnancy to be different, and I wanted to enjoy it with those who I love closely but still have the opportunity to share the experience with my fans later.
“I’m super excited to share my experience now, and partnering with BET Africa has allowed me some control in my narrative. It gives everyone a closer look into who I am as a businesswoman, mom and public figure, which I think my fans are going to appreciate.”
The mother of one Kairo Forbes, 5, whom she shares with rapper AKA, is expecting a baby with Black Motion group member Bongani Mohosana.
“Thank you for your love and blessings. Bongani and I are so happy. God bless you all,” DJ Zinhle the glowing lady wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.