Mapaseka and Thabo: so in love

By Drum Digital
09 February 2012

The Kaya FM radio show host has carefully laid out his three outfits for our shoot – complete with the shoes for each. Thabo Mokwele is a brand ambassador for Vinzano menswear and has decided to style himself today.

And he also informs the stylist that the outfit he’s wearing, a designer shirt and jeans, is another one of his outfit options.

“I put this on so we cut down on time, it’s the casual option,” the 38-year-old father of four says. Thabo makes it clear he’s time conscious and likes to get straight down to business.

“I’m the timekeeper and my wife is giving me grey hairs because I always have to tell her to hurry up,” he laughs, while stroking his hairless head.

His wife, newsreader Mapaseka (35), is more relaxed as she has her hair done at the Tintswalo at Waterfall – an upmarket boutique hotel in Kyalami – and entertains us with jokes and stories from her childhood.

“Iyo, I’ve been eating healthily but right now all I’m thinking about is magwinya from kwaMarie (vetkoeks from Marie’s place) – they’re so yummy,” she says of a spaza shop in Soweto’s Pimville, where she grew up alongside other celebrities, including Vuyo Mbuli, Azania Mosaka nee Ndoro and Penny Lebyane.

After much deliberation about what to eat, Mapaseka’s face glows when Thabo brings her a snack platter with salmon. “He always knows what I want,” she says, smiling lovingly at the father of her two children.

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