Giving voice to Winnie’s life

By Drum Digital
28 April 2011

A GRAND Victorian guesthouse set against the Magaliesberg mountains – this is where Tsakane Valentine Maswanganyi is currently making her home away from home.

For this Soweto-born classical soprano the peaks here in Ninapark, north of Pretoria, are a familiar and welcoming sight after having forged a successful career outside Mzansi's borders and found a new life in a small mountainous region of Italy.It's hard to miss the strikingly beautiful Tsakane, who is married to a former Italian footballer, as she glides down the stairway of the guesthouse to meet us. She's elegantly dressed in a black top, designer jeans, scarf and sandals.

Read the article in the Drum of 5 May 2011 – and share your views below.

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