A new woman

By Drum Digital
01 November 2013

From size 50 to 40, Slindile's a whole lot happier and loving life.

WHEN she found her place in the spotlight she was a hefty size 48 – a dress size that’s difficult to find in most stores. But Slindile Nodangala’s size and effervescent personality filled the role of the no-nonsense shebeen queen Ruby Dikobe on Generations perfectly. As Slindile’s role as Mam’ Ruby gained a sizeable following, the actress became more complacent about her healthand her weight continued to escalate. “At one point, I was wearing a size 50 and at work they had to get clothes made for me – I was even wearing  maternity jeans,” Slindile admits. “My weight was out of control. I was feeling heavy and unhealthy.” Today the 41-year-old mother of two has shed a lot of weightand she’s swapped her hugely oversized garments for clothes four sizes smaller.

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