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How Musa and Liesl are using their marriage to inspire change



A spectacle is outlined as ​​a visually placing efficiency or show. The phrase has additionally been utilized in reference to Liesl Laurie and Musa Mthombeni’s marriage. 

The pair went public with their relationship shortly after he proposed and their love has been on show ever since, a lot to the annoyance of many on social media. 

However, there isn’t a denying the unparalleled curiosity in their relationship – and the couple is properly conscious of this.

On the day that marked the third month of their marriage, they each participated in a panel dialogue for Carling Black Label’s No Excuse occasion this previous week.

The occasion was an experiential launch for the model’s “Bride Armour” marketing campaign at The Venue in Melrose Arch. 

Based on the saddening undeniable fact that one in three ladies expertise intimate accomplice violence (IPV), with ladies dealing with abuse by the hands of a person who vowed to love and shield them, Carling Black Label used their ongoing #NoExcuse marketing campaign to shift the main focus to the vows that males make. Namely, the duty of holding them to account after they break that vow. 

“#NoExcuse believes that the time has come for males to make a brand new vow; a vow to love, shield and by no means abuse a girl.”

The Bride Armour marketing campaign launch was held forward of the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism interval in an effort to put the highlight IPV. 

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Carling Black Label commissioned the design of a marriage robe lined in armour that’s meant to be symbolic of how the typical South African girl lives with the tousled actuality that she wants to take into account defending herself from her accomplice when coming into into any romantic relationship. 

The designer behind the costume is Suzaan Heyns. She created the bridal robe using information from instances of IPV shared by Lifeline (with the consent of the victims). 

The costume was unveiled in what the model calls “a transferring style film” that was showcased on the launch occasion adopted by a “style present” of kinds together with a symbolic wedding ceremony ceremony. 

The Bride Armour robe contains a bulletproof bodice and a fire-resistant prepare together with a variety of design parts rigorously chosen to display the brutality skilled by ladies by the hands of their intimate companions.

Dr Musa Mthombeni, the occasion’s host, headed two panel discussions, with one that includes his personal bride. 

They sat alongside the likes of Nomsa Papale from Lifeline, artistic advisor Nicola Cooper (who labored carefully with Suzaan Heyns), editor-in-Chief of GQ Magazine Molife Kumona, and influential {couples} equivalent to Lerato and Phetola Makhetha and Kabelo and Gail Mabalane. 

“Father-A-Nation’s Craig Wilkinson was the ultimate member of the panel, offering perception into the work #NoExcuse has been doing in communities round South Africa.” 

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Explaining why they selected to become involved on this marketing campaign, Liesl reminisced about she grew up with the need to in the future be an individual of affect in order that she may use her affect to spark change on issues that plagued people who grew up in a spot just like the one she grew up in – a township. 

“And if you in the end sit in a chair equivalent to this, or a place just like the one we’ve got now, you’ve got to be very aware of which campaigns and which actions you tie your title to,” stated Liesl.

She additionally shared how she and Musa had stated no to numerous affords for campaigns within the capability as a public couple due to a dialog that they had about the significance of their affect as a pair.

“We have stated no to numerous manufacturers as a result of I stated to him, and we had the dialog, and he explicitly made it clear to me as properly, that our affect as a unit, we’ll put it behind issues of main substance and issues that want to have societal change.”

“When Musa received that e mail, he forwarded it to me and stated ‘child, I feel that is it’. And that is one in every of many, the primary of many initiatives that myself and my husband will put our names behind to carry about change,” defined the radio host. 

Adding to what she had to say, Musa defined why he’ll proceed to work on the marketing campaign for the foreseeable future, highlighting the model’s deal with placing males on the centre of discussions round intimate accomplice violence and focusing on their anti-abuse messages at males who, statistically talking, mete out a lot of the violence. 

Another couple who echoed Musa and Liesl’s sentiments are actor Lerato Makhetha and his spouse Phetola. 

Speaking to The Citizen, the couple (who additionally shares a YouTube channel) shared why additionally they selected to become involved in such a marketing campaign.

Phetola traced all of it the way in which again to the start of the lockdown the place she says the “stillness” of being at residence allowed Lerato the area to mirror and it’s that reflection that helped him zone in on his goal. 

“Everything he’s ever thought that he wished to do, in that second, it was like ‘now I do know that I would like to do a, b, c at this second.’ It was affirmation. That’s what I noticed.”

When we first grew to become conscious of Lerato, he was a part of the SABC3 appearing expertise search present ‘The Final Cut’. He had a minimal social media presence and little or no was recognized about him apart from the truth that he’s the son of Claudine Mofokeng and her husband, Jerry ​​Mofokeng wa Makhetha (Neo Mokhethi and etv’s Scandal!). Fast ahead to 2021 and he appears to have cemented himself as an actor, content material creator, activist and one half of a powerhouse partnership. 

“What’s modified between then and now could be that then I used to be pursuing a profession for self-gratification, now I’m pursuing impression…” added Lerato succinctly.

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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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