HANGING WITH: Penny Lebyane

2010-02-06 15:47

Ten pin bowling ... “I’ve never been bowling before...I wonder if

it constitutes as exercise?”

Being a career woman ... “My goal was to be retired by 30 from the

broadcast industry but life doesn’t always work out the way you plan.”

Studying ... “I never wanted to study journalism. I always thought

that it was about hiding in dustbins and following the cops around.”

Hosting a TV show ... “I wanted to get onto a talk show after I saw

Sally Jesse Raphael and Phil Donahue on Bop TV back in the 90s.”

The new show ... “My mother is my biggest critic, she thinks I talk

too fast on Motswako but I’m just nervous...I still get nervous.”

Speaking vernacular ... “I had to go back to my high school text

books to brush up on my Pedi for Motswako.”

The Zuma baby scandal ... “Personally I wouldn’t care if Jacob Zuma

had a child out of wedlock and wasn’t the president, but he is the president so

I do care.”

Being a celebrity ... “People need to stop looking at TV for their

role models”

Africa ... “If I could choose an African city to live in it would

be Lagos. From what I’ve heard and read, it has a soul like no other


Being a fashionista ... “Adam Levine, who worked for Elle magazine

at the time, told I had the ability to take catwalk style and turn it into

street chic. I was 19 then and didn’t have a clue about what he was talking


“Now my sense of style is Audrey Hepburn meets Miriam


Being a mother ... “Motherhood is a lot of work but a lot of love

and joy too.”

Living in the city of gold ... “I love Joburg because when people

in this city make a noise, the rest of the country can hear it.”

Spirituality ... “My bedroom is my prayer closet. It’s the place

where good things are deposited into my soul.”

Catch Penny Lebyane

on Motswako on SABC 2 on Monday nights at 21.30


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