" She is my best friend"

By Drum Digital
18 January 2013

Khabonina Qubeka and her mom Portia share a loving mother-daughter relationship

A laugh echoes from the living room as she welcomes us to her home. Her short bob cut flatters her oval face and

accentuates her defined cheek bones and full lips.

The pastel blue halterneck mini dress shows off her perfectly toned legs and arms, but it’s her husky voice that really grabs your attention.

“Today you’re the one who’s going to be in the spotlight mom,” dancer and actress Khabonina Qubeka teases as we sit down with the lady whose laugh we’d heard.

Their differences are perhaps what make their relationship work so well even on a professional level. Portia manages Khabo’s dance studio, Kha’bodacious Moves, where she teaches dance as a fun way to get fit.

It’s easy to see, from the way they interact, that these ladies have a loving mother-daughter relationship and great mutual respect.“It’s always been the two of us,” Khabo recalls. “She’s my best friend – I’d lose my head without her.

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