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How will your favourite celebs celebrate Christmas?



There are plenty of issues that make the vacation season nice.

Not solely is it a time to replicate on the yr that has handed and spend high quality time with household and buddies however it’s additionally a time to see how different folks get pleasure from Christmas. From opening presents below the tree to having fun with a delicious feast, everybody has their very own method of celebrating Christmas.

With only a few days to go till the huge day, The Platinum Club requested a few of Mzansi’s celebrities to share what they’ve deliberate for the festive season, and share their vacation traditions.

Kriya Gangiah – Radio and TV presenter

“My household doesn’t actually celebrate Christmas within the conventional spiritual sense of the phrase however, on the finish of the day, Christmas is a time the place households and buddies can come collectively so we nonetheless do some lunch or dinner with liked ones.

“This yr, we’re doing one thing small on the home and, in all equity, it’s a time the place we will replicate on the yr that was and look ahead to the yr forward. When it involves the traditions, Christmas is all the time paired with a pleasant glass of wine and we play a card sport known as Thunee, a card sport much like Bridge, however the Indian model. The extra dishonest the higher!”

Carol Ofori – Radio and TV presenter

“I’m going to be in Johannesburg this festive season, as a result of I’ve slightly nephew on the way in which. I’m excited to see my household and spend time with all the those who I like. We have a wonderful household lunch deliberate and I’m trying ahead to being with my household since I now stay in eThekwini.

“Every yr, we get up and open presents below the tree. My husband places the tree up with my children each December, and this yr, we have now a tree up in each Durban and Johannesburg. After that, we have now a wonderful household prayer and be grateful for the lifetime of Jesus Christ after which we head over to my sister’s home for a hearty lunch.”

Daniel Baron – Musician

“Every December, we take turns to separate the vacation between my aspect of the household and my spouse’s aspect of the household. This yr, it’s my dad’s fiftieth so we will be with them for the primary half of the vacation on the west coast, earlier than we fly to the east coast to be with my spouse’s household over Christmas.”

“The festive season is all about household for each of us and Cruz, my son, is such a fan of the seashore so we glance ahead to spending time on each side of the coast. When it involves Christmas traditions, we begin the morning opening presents earlier than we head out to church.

“After that, we love having a turkey on the braai and a giant Christmas lunch. There are all the time numerous children round, so somebody within the household all the time clothes up as Santa and arms out presents to the children who’ve the perfect time opening them.”

DJ Sabby – Metro FM DJ

“I like Christmas and what it stands for however one factor I really get pleasure from about the day is that love tendencies all the time. Family and people you like are the major those who matter on the day. We want such days to remind every different that we’re not alone and in case you don’t have household you’ve an alternative to spend time with these you worth.

“I’m trying ahead to doing simply that. Spend time with my household, eat every little thing and drink every little thing. It’s all about simply being comfortable the entire day. We shall speak about the load in January,” provides Sabby together with fun.

Melinda Bam – mannequin and TV presenter

“Christmas is all the time a particular time of yr for us as a household. We have had many traditions through the years, however when Adriaan and I acquired married seven years in the past, we tried to create our personal little traditions from establishing the Christmas tree, to hanging up our fairy lights or planning our Christmas dinner.

“But I feel with the onset of Covid-19, folks’s perspective round Christmas has modified barely and there is much less of an emphasis on the issues round Christmas and extra on the folks that you just spend Christmas with.

“This yr, we plan on spending Christmas with our households and simply having a blessed time collectively and reflecting on the previous two years and recognising the privilege that it’s to truly be capable of sit round a desk and have an beautiful meal collectively and nonetheless get pleasure from everybody’s firm round us.

“There is nonetheless sure to be all of the decorations and every little thing, however much less of an emphasis on that and the presents themselves as a result of I feel the pleasure of your household and liked one’s firm is the best reward you could be given this Christmas anyway.”

Donovan Goliath – Comedian and TV presenter

This will undoubtedly be among the best Christmases ever as a result of my spouse Davina and I will be taking our child woman Sofia on a highway journey to the Eastern Cape and Cape Town to satisfy her grandparents for the primary time.

That’s the best reward for us and the last word reward for them. Regarding our Christmas traditions, now that we’re a household of three, we look ahead to carving out some new ones this yr.

LISTEN: Our 2021 Christmas playlist

Compiled by Kaunda Selisho

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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.

minnie dlamini cape town
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.

lerato kganyago
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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