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Celebrity moments of 2021 – The good, the unhealthy, and the WTF



There is rarely a boring second in the leisure trade and yearly we glance again, nearly in disbelief at the hijinks our South African celebrities stand up to.

2021 was a curler coaster trip and these are some of the standout moments – good and unhealthy.


Baby increase:

Many native celebrities welcomed bundles of pleasure this yr.

From DJ Zinhle welcoming her second little one Asante, to Ok Naomi Noinyane turning into a primary-time mother to daughter Ama, and of course the main actresses of M-Net’s telenovela Legacy SA who’re throughout the similar stage of their pregnancies.

Readers additionally loved seeing the faces of their favorite superstar youngsters, notably inside appears into the youngsters birthday events.

DJ Zinhle with child Asante. Picture: Instagram @DJZinhle

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Minnie-Dlamini-Jones and Pearl Modiadie’s son’s events grabbed masses of consideration.

Breakout star:

Thuso Mbedu had an enormous yr in the United States along with her breakout position as the lead in the critically acclaimed Amazon sequence, The Underground Railroad.

Thuso Mbedu along with her Hollywood Critics Association Award. Picture: Instagram, @ThusoMbedu

She received Outstanding Performance in a New Series at the 2021 Gotham Awards and was offered with an honorary recognition award as “TV Breakout Star” at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards.

Engagements and weddings:

There have been some engagements in the Miss South Africa fraternity and many former Miss SA contestants tied the knot.

From Dr Musa Mtombeni’s romantic proposal to former Miss SA 2015 Liesl Laurie, to runner up in the 2020 pageant Thato Mosehle’s engagement to a thriller man, followers have been properly served.

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Liesl Laurie wedding ceremony to Dr Musa Mttombeni. Picture: Instagram

Dr Tamaryn Green, Miss SA 2018’s, picturesque proposal in April and her beautiful conventional wedding ceremony a pair of months later additionally ranked excessive on social media.

ALSO READ: How Musa and Liesl are utilizing the spectacle of their marriage to encourage change


Messy Celebrity breakups:

Mohale Motaung and Somizi Mhlongo’s break-up took individuals abruptly, regardless of rumours of their impending break up raging for months prematurely.

It was lastly confirmed by Mohale in an explosive interview with City Press, the place he detailed allegedly being abused by Somizi, allegations which he later denied.

This did, nevertheless, have an effect on Somizi’s profession, as he was positioned on go away from Metro FM and mutually parted methods with Idols SA.

There is not any love misplaced between the former companions, with Somizi even saying earlier this yr that Mohale is “now not alive to him”.

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Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale spilt shocked many. Picture: Instagram

Another couple that hogged the highlight for all the unsuitable causes was former Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena and Robert Ngwenya.

The occasions of their break up was just like a movie script. Ngwenya accused his ex-spouse Zinhle of tried homicide and a deliberate assassination, which her ex-husband says led to his bodyguard being killed as an alternative.

The couple’s private life took a dramatic flip when Zinhle was arrested in February on a cost of conspiracy to commit homicide. The case was thrown out of court docket resulting from a scarcity of proof.

As the couple headed for a divorce, they each made allegations of home violence towards one another.

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It has been reported that Ngwenya will write a e book about the occasions and his quick-lived marriage.

Celebrity deaths

There was a lot disappointment and shock in the film and tv trade this yr, as we misplaced some iconic faces.

Shona Ferguson’s loss of life got here with lots of disbelief, with some followers nonetheless grappling together with his passing to at the present time. The Fergusons Films founder, a manufacturing firm accountable for high exhibits similar to The Queen, Rockville, and Kings of Joburg, handed away on 31 July, resulting from Covid-19 issues.

His legacy lives on as his manufacturing firm and spouse Connie Ferguson proceed to work on many TV exhibits.

The late Shona Ferguson. Picture: Instagram

Another stunning passing was that of veteran Generations actor Menzi Ngubane, who died in March 2021 after struggling a stroke in his house.

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7de Laan actress Themsie Times, jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa, Prince Philip, Noxolo Maqashalala, Killer Kau, AKA’s late fiancee Anele “Nelly” Tembe, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Naledi Willers, and Isidingo veteran actor Clive Scott are some of the different well-known faces we misplaced in 2021.

WTF second of the yr

Andile Mpisane’s shock engagement and wedding ceremony is arms down the most puzzling second of 2021.

The 20 yr outdated Royal AM chairman who has two youngsters with Sithelo Shozi, 27, married a lady nobody was even conscious he was courting, 25-yr-outdated Tamia Louw.

From the exterior wanting in, many individuals had by no means heard of Louw, nor have been individuals conscious she was in a relationship with Andile as a result of of his relationship with Sithelo.

Nonetheless, the pair introduced their nuptuals with nice fanfare and luxurious, as is the case with every little thing Mpisane does.

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‘She got that ring with her own money’



Actor turned musician, Naak MusiQ (actual identify Anga Makubalo), has declared news of his engagement to very long time girlfriend Robyn Mentor “pretend news.”

Naak MusiQ tweeted this in response to a “report” by social media blogger Musa Khawula who assumed that they had been engaged primarily based on a current video shared by Robyn.

“I got my ring again” she wrote on a video exhibiting her sporting a halo ring, just like this Micheal Kors design on her left hand.

According to ZAlebs, Naak MusiQ additionally tweeted and deleted a proof that learn as follows:

“Stop this, she didn’t reveal sh*t. Neither did she make any announcement, neither is it any of your business, to be sincere.”

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“She got that ring with her own money. Where she places it’s her alternative. Stay in your lane. WTF!”

He appears to have deleted the tweets after it prompted some confusion amongst Twitter customers who thought that he was denying the existence of their relationship and never simply the misunderstanding that he and Robyn had been engaged.

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Robyn is a vitamin specialist, a well being and sweetness influencer, and a health fanatic like Naak MusiQ.

The first official post publicly documenting their relationship was posted on Robyn’s account in November 2020, though they’re rumoured to have been relationship for for much longer. Naak MusiQ has no photographs of himself and Robyn on his profile.

Even although Naak has not acted shortly, he’s greatest identified for his roles within the fashionable South African TV exhibits like Generations, Z’bondiwe and Isidingo.

Naak MusiQ additionally lately made headlines for agreeing to get into the boxing ring with rapper Cassper Nyovest after the latter’s struggle with vlogger Slik Talk.

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‘Grootman’ Somizi’s first Cape Town holiday with his ‘grandbaby’



Actor, media persona and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo won’t look a day older than 35, however the former Idols Judge not too long ago grew to become a ‘Grootman’ to the cutest little woman.

Somizi’s daughter Bahumi Madisakwane not too long ago took to Instagram to share the sweetest video clip of her father rocking and kissing his new “grandbaby”.

The 4-month-old child woman, Shona Twala is the daughter of household pals of Somizi and Bahumi, who has been the proper doting aunt, even beginning an Instagram account for her cute little ‘niece’.

Somizi, who has been vacationing within the Western Cape with family and friends, has his followers inexperienced with envy each time he shares snaps of his luxurious Cape Town holiday on Instagram.

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While the principle exercise on the 49-year-old’s holiday agenda appears to have been sipping Champagne, lapping up the solar, and serving appears, he additionally had his flip babysitting his new “grandbaby”.

He is unquestionably the best granddad anybody can ask for, judging by the dance movies he has been sharing.

For a ‘Grootman’ Somizi’s hips are very unfastened and his strikes are envied by 18-year-olds all over the place, however as a choreographer we should always know that dancing is a giant a part of his life.

His followers and followers have been additionally actually glad to see him so joyful and having such a good time. 2021 was a troublesome 12 months for the media persona, after he was fired from his job at each Idols and Kaya 959 following abuse allegations in opposition to him by his ex Mohale Motaung.

2022 appears to be a a lot brighter 12 months for him as manufacturing for his actuality present Living the Dream with Somizi might be resuming.

The collection, which kicked off in 2018, has been confirmed for a fourth season.

The actuality present will observe the flamboyant entertainer round as he juggles life, and whereas he has been very quiet about the main points across the filming of this new season, we are able to’t assist however surprise if the video clips of him racing up a Cape Town road in numerous colored Ferrari’s may truly be a sneak preview of what we are able to count on to see on this new actuality present.

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Celebs who went to the Western Cape this festive season — The Citizen



There is a notion that “everybody” flocks to the Western Cape throughout the festive season and December 2021 was no totally different, particularly for our native celebs.

In addition to seeing social media posts from folks you understand personally residing it up the coastal province, your timeline was in all probability stuffed with footage and movies of most of your favorite celebrities having fun with their break day in the Western Cape.

Take a take a look at a few of the well-known faces who had been residing it up in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Minnie Dlamini

The actress and TV presenter lately returned to the Western Cape, this time for a ladies journey along with her pals Azola Mona, Thandile Mbana and Unathi Nkayi.

She additionally shut down Instagram in some bikini footage displaying off her wonderful physique and trim, toned midsection.

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Minnie Dlamini in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

One of the many celebs in the province at the identical time was disgraced radio host Unathi Nkayi. She and Minnie even bumped into worldwide celebrity Jidena.


Somizi in the Western Cape on vacation | Picture: Instagram by Bentley Photography

After dropping some jobs in the wake of the public breakdown of his marriage, Somizi appears to have chosen “optimistic vibes solely”.

He has been on what looks as if one lengthy trip which culminated in a visit to Cape Town.

Not solely has he been frolicking poolside however he additionally sparked rumours of a brand new romance.


Another younger girl who shut down the web is influencer Mihlali Ndamase who is in the Western Cape for a lady’s journey along with her bestie Tebby Leburu.

Although she has been posting content material often, it’s her bikini pics that obtained tongues wagging and sparked rumours of their very own when social media customers speculated that she had beauty surgical procedure to look the means she does.

“These folks hit the fitness center for [a] couple of days, make noise about it then go for surgical procedures than come again with new our bodies mxm. There’s no means that Mihlali misplaced weight this quick,” tweeted @CarlosNubian.

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Mihlali wasted no time in clapping again in opposition to the allegations.

“If solely you knew [how] terrified I’m to go beneath the knife, therefore why I opted to eating regimen until I attain my physique targets, however go off mami,” started the influencer.

“Also let’s say I went in for surgical procedure, why’s it your business?” she added.

“I labored very arduous to get this physique, I want y’all wouldn’t be bizarre about that,” concluded Mihlali.

Lerato Kganyago

Metro FM host, membership DJ and entrepreneur Lerato Kganyago additionally made her means to Cape Town after Christmas to ring in the new yr along with her celeb pals.

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Lerato Kganyago in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

Sarah Langa

Influencer Sarah Langa was additionally in the Western Cape, alongside the likes of Amanda DuPont, Nqobile Khwezi, Faith Nketsi and Londie London to identify a couple of.

In truth, most of the aforementioned celebs had been current for well-liked Soweto hangout spot Konka’s personal journey to Cape Town with its pop-up type venue.

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Amanda Dupont, Sarah Langa, Nqobile Khwezi on a yacht off the coast of the Western Cape | Picture: Instagram

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