Actress Sphelele Mzimela reveals she struggled to conceive for a long time

Sphelele Mzimela is about to be a mommy to twins.Sphelele Mzimela is about to be a mommy to twins.
Image: Instagram/Sphelele Mzimela
Former Uzalo actress Sphelele Mzimela has revealed that she’s expecting twins after a challenging journey of trying to conceive.

Speaking to Move! magazine, Sphelele opened up about the many years she struggled to conceive and how she never went to a doctor to find out why she wasn’t falling pregnant because a real diagnosis of an inability to conceive would have broken her heart.

“I was scared of finding out that maybe I will forever struggle to have children or something,” she said.

However, Sphelele said now that her double miracles had arrived she’s realised that the stars weren’t aligned properly when she previously tried to conceive.

The actress took to her Instagram to announce that she was carrying twins and that while she had no idea, the “twin” genes are very strong in both her and her babies’ daddy’s family trees.

“My grandmother (my mother’s mother) whom I haven’t seen since I was 8 came to visit us a few weeks ago. She revealed to me that twins actually run in our family. The father of my children, his mother is a twin.

“I get that it might not have been that I was unable to conceive, the stars were just not aligned. I have never been happier but carrying twins is wild,” she said.

Seven things you might not have known about the late icon Mary Twala

As Covid-19 regulations prevented mass attendance of veteran actress Mary Twala’s funeral, it was was live-streamed on July 9 2020. As Covid-19 regulations prevented mass attendance of veteran actress Mary Twala's funeral, it was was live-streamed on July 9 2020.
Image: Gallo Images/Grant Pitcher

As SA mourns the passing of veteran actress Mary Twala, she is remembered for her talent and the great passion she had for her craft.

In honour of a life well lived, here are seven things you might not have known about this national treasure:

1. TALENT RUNS IN HER FAMILY

Twala was married to the late actor and director Ndaba “Mshefane” Mhlongo.

Together, they were blessed with a son, Somizi Mhlongo, who is a talented choreographer, actor and presenter.

If this doesn’t scream “talented family”, we don’t know what does.

2. SHE WAS CONNECTED TO HER LOVE UNTIL THE VERY END

Mam’Mary, as she was affectionately known, passed away on July 4 at the age of 80 at Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg. This date was the birthday of her late husband.

3. HER CAREER SPANNED MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY

Twala was cast in her first role after her older sister took her to an audition in 1963. Directors and producers soon fell in love with Mam’ Mary’s talent and work ethic and she went on to have a career spanning 57 years.

Apart from her roles in some of Mzansi’s best soapies including Yizo Yizo, the veteran actress also appeared in numerous stage plays and films including Taxi to Soweto and Mapantsula.

Her final appearance on the big screen was in the upcoming indie movie This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, which has won several international awards.

4. SHE AND SOMIZI APPEARED IN THE SAME MOVIE

One of Twala’s most memorable roles was playing the titular character’s grandmother in Sarafina! — a 1992 movie which also starred her son, Somizi.

Somizi was cast as Fire, a student leader who played a key role in the Soweto uprising, which the plot of the film centres on.

5. SHE STARRED IN SEASON ONE OF GENERATIONS

For many years, Generations was one of Mzansi’s most-loved soapies and Twala appeared during its very first season in 1994. She played a guest role which she executed with the utmost excellence. 

6. SHE WAS A MUCH-LAUDED ACTRESS

Throughout her career, Mam’Mary received recognition for her craft and won various awards.

In 2015, she won a Golden Horn for Best Actress in a TV Comedy at the South African Film and Television Awards for her role as MaKhambu in Skwizas.

In 2011, her role as MaDolly on Hopeville got her nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award at the sixth Africa Movie Academy Awards.

In 2018, the Mbokodo Awards, which honours women in the arts, saluted her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019, she received The Standard Bank Top Women Lifetime Achiever Award.

7. SHE RECEIVED A NATIONAL ORDER

In 2019, the veteran actress was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa. According to The Presidency’s website, she was given this honour for “her excellent contribution to the performing arts and for creatively raising awareness on women’s health issues through storytelling”.

Kairo Forbes turns 5 with 1million IG followers and many more achievements to note

Kairo birthday 3AKA and DJ Zinhle’s daughter, Kairo Forbes turned 5 and Mzansi is celebrating.

Kairo did not just celebrate her 5th birthday on Wednesday, she’s also celebrated another milestone.

The young socialite and entrepreneur has reached 1 million followers on Instagram.

The account is managed by her grandmother aka glammy, Lynn Forbes.Like a true social media sensations, at just five years old, Kairo is verified on Instagram. The youngster recently announced that she will be donating 100 kiddies masks to curb the coronavirus pandemic.Kairo instagram cake

She’s the most followed South African child influencer. Before we know it she might suppress her parents. Kairo is only five how many will she have by the time she is 10?Kairo birthday cake

Her birthdays each year remind fans just what an amazing life this young girl is already living. So, to mark her birthday, here are more of Kairo’s achievements to take note of and make us wish we had the life of this child when we were five-years-old.

RELEASING HER OWN WATCH

ther brands she has worked for include the iStore and Mama Magic Baby Expo!.

HAVING FAMOUS PARENTS
Growing up many wished they had famous parents or were born into wealth. Well, lil’ Kairo has the best of both worlds. Being a child of DJ Zinhle and AKA has benefits like sharing a stage with your mom and having your own Louis Vuitton bag before the age of five.

Do you guys remember last year when she put all of our childhood dreams to shame by releasing her own watch in collaboration with her mother’s brand called Era by DJ Zinhle. Can we speak about the campaign images? They are so cute we literally can’t deal.GRACING MAGAZINE COVERS
First she graced the cover of Hype magazine in 2017 with her dad AKA – Kiernan Forbes – when she was only two years old. The following year, she joined her mom on the cover of Destiny magazine just before her third birthday.

We can only wonder what she has in store for us in 2020…

SECURING THE BAG
Kairo Forbes is living up to her last name, because she sure is coining that change. She has collaborated with Truworths Fashion to promote their children’s clothing brands Naartjie and Earthchild.Zinhle and Kairo

Why We Love New Mom Mpoomy Ledwaba

outh African YouTuber and businesswoman, Nompumelelo Ledwaba, popularly known as Mpoomy Ledwaba recently welcomed her second child with singer Brenden Praise. Named Zani and Lehumo, their baby boy is the younger brother to their daughter Nuri.

ICYMI: Brenden and Mpoomy Ledwaba Welcome Their Second Born

Mpoomy Ledwaba is living proof that one can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. She left her corporate job at Investec, dropped out of her final year in accounting to become one of the continent’s top YouTubers.Check out some reasons why we absolutely love her.

She is a hard worker

Nompumelo is one of the hardest working South African women out there. From being a dedicated mom, wife, YouTuber and running her own beauty business, Aneno Beauty – we don’t know how she does it all but she does it very well.She is an inspiration

Mpoomy is an inspiration to many South African women. Her YouTube video about how ‘dating young almost destroyed her life has inspired a lot of women to find to courage to open up about abuse. In the video, she opens up about being a victim of sexual abuse when she was 14-years-old. She revealed that this left her confused for the longest time in her life and led her to the wrong path during her earlier years.She Is True To Who She Is

The new mom is true to who she is. Many people conform to industry standards and expectations as soon as they start receiving some fame. But not Mpoomy, she’s stayed true to herself and values. This trait makes her different from many of her peers. It is something left to be admired.

Motlatsi Mafatshe Joins #TheRiver1Magic

 

Ever since Isidingo ended, viewers were hopeful that they would get to see Motlatsi gracing our small screens again, and it is finally happening.Motlatsi Mafatshe

He has already made his debut at the hit telenovela playing Cobra’s cousin, Fosa, and he hopes his storyline will be a lengthy one

He told Daily Sun that he was contacted by the writers who were

Now they’re trying to see if my character can gel in with the other characters. Maybe this will be a long-term thing if all goes well,” he gushed.

Describing the show as the best he has ever been in, Motlatsi describes the cast members as ‘amazing’. He also told the paper that they are free to express themselves and the quality of the work is top-tier. Catch Motlatsi on the hit telenovela on Mzansi Magic.

excited to work with him.Motlatsi Mafatshe

 

“I got a call from the writers, and they asked me to come through. They said they didn’t know how I’d fit into the story, but that they’d find a way because they had always wanted to work with me.

Motlatsi MafatsheMotlatsi Mafatshe has joined the award-winning telenovela, The River and he is ecstatic. The actor who shot to fame as Sechaba Moloi on Isidingo, says he has joined a winning team.

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