Meow – Mbau’s bio will tell all

2011-03-20 22:55
Babalwa Shota, City Press
Johannesburg -  Not since Brenda Fassie – and to a lesser extent Lebo Mathosa – has South Africa been held in as much captive fascination as it has with ­Khanyisile Mbau.

In less than seven years the controversial girl-about-town has gone from unknown Jozi teen to a woman adored and deplored by men and women.

“I’ve been called a dumb gold-digger, someone who’s famous for nothing, who sleeps with old men and is a home-wrecker,” admits Mbau.

Now the sometime actress and singer is out to set the record straight – “so I can close this chapter and move on with my life”.

Mbau’s life story and its accompanying drama will be revealed in a biography being penned by City Press’s Lesley Mofokeng, who has worked in entertainment and pop culture journalism for 15 years.

The two have been at work for the past few weeks dissecting Mbau’s complicated life.

Mbau is quick to point out that this is not a story about a corrupted angel seeking sympathy or empathy.

“This book is not about that – I’m no angel. I’ve done things and portrayed my life in certain ways.


The media has sold me as this iron woman who is spoilt and does not care, and I’m partly to blame for that.

I’ve thrown tantrums on set, then went on to party too hard, then dated old men and let all my shenanigans be recorded.

“That’s how I sold my life, and it hurt to read the things written about me, but I’m owning it and taking responsibility,” says Mbau.

The socialite promises a titillating read that will expose “big names” in politics and the entertainment industry.

She has already roped in investors and a publisher, with a couple of chapters already written.

“This is a tangible project.

"It’s time for me to close the gold-digger chapter in my life and put things in perspective.

Magic formula

"I know there are people who’ve been wondering how a child with no brains, no education, has managed to stay relevant.

"Khanyi Mbau is a brand, a public figure. I have a magic formula,” she boasts.

“I want the book to come out on August 9, Women’s Day, because as a survivor of an abusive ­relationship I’m dedicating it to all the other strong women who survived.”


  • Alan - 2011-03-21 06:21

    WTF? Who is this person? What is she 'famous' for? Speaks speaks of herself as if she is a Hollywood Start, a Kardashian, hahahaha. Ugly doesn't begin to describe her. Those lips, yeh, probably strong BJ lips. Yuck, and who says SA is fascinated with her? Looks like a Ho (a cheap one at that)...................

  • Alan - 2011-03-21 06:21

    Sorry, Hollywood STAR.............

      berta - 2011-03-21 09:09

      jealousy make YOU ugly Alan

  • Sipho - 2011-03-21 06:29

    Nobody from the general (sane minded) public has a fascination with this clown... the media has. And somehow the media believes that reporting on her antics is news worthy as is the case with most celebrity news that the media churrns out. I cant wait to see how many books this morally worthless piece of crap sells!!

  • sibongile.mngoma - 2011-03-21 07:22

    I have nothing against Khanyi Mbau but I personally would not waste even a cent on that book. She really doesn't fascinate me and/or my 'crew'.

  • frangelico - 2011-03-21 07:23

    No matter what you have to say in your autobiography you are a wh*#e, S*@t,you name it,the filth will stick.

  • frangelico - 2011-03-21 07:40

    For all the false hair & make up she will not get much attention,perhaps only from Kunene,for his sushi fix.Don't think many will be interested in how you got to where you are,most of us know you oversexed pinprick.

  • mavis ramokwena - 2011-03-21 09:50

    I just cant believe this.... I mean what on earth is she thinking? that any normal person finds her fascinating? I know why: she s damn broke and she needs the advance from that book to pay her rent since white sugardaddy aint paying no more!!!!!

  • Frangipani - 2011-03-21 18:36

    @ berta u crazy, that woman is a whore and an idiot and look how washed out she looks, serves her right

  • Monica - 2011-03-21 22:01

    What rubbish?

  • Psalms - 2011-04-16 18:34

    ke rata khanyi mbau..watever u guys are saying she is great,beautiful and sexy..i love you khanyi and pliz stop jeoulosy u bitches mxm..

  • phumeleleveronica.buthelezi - 2011-07-29 21:22

    Khanyi. Your a bitch and please get over urself, no ones interested in u and ur filth. look at how happy Primrose is with her family, u will always be a slat. You not getting any young, its about time you start doin somrthing usefull.. .

  • zeze.mpumi - 2011-09-10 11:53

    i love u khanyi mbau shame....i luv the spirit nd u should not change who you are for other peaple but for ur slf nd ur baby, pple will alwaez tok in gud or bad....i luv ur spirit...nd i luv the i dnt care attitude, life is too short....and atlst u nt pretending t b smthn u not, u are jst u...

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