Inside Jabu Mahlangu's change in fortune

Jabu Mahlangu (Twitter)
Jabu Mahlangu (Twitter)

Johannesburg - Former football superstar, Jabu Pule-Mahlangu has returned to form, making headlines and scoring again! This time, it's off the pitch.

The troubled footballer used to make headlines and TV bulletins probably as much (if not more) for his crazy antics than his silky footballing skills, but after going bust Jabu was all but forgotten- until now.

2015 seems to be the year of the comeback (just ask Zola ) and Jabu Pule-Mahlangu has become the latest icon to join the "vintage collection" by scoring a massive ad campaign with DSTV to go with his big recent deals with ARA and Engen (deals which are said to be making him R3.2 million richer).

But what kind of muti is to blame for this turn in fortune? Well, apparently it's nothing more than "Madiba Magic".

"It's a blessing for me to be sharing a star and my birth month with Madiba. In fact I surrendered my life to God on the day of Madiba's funeral," Jabu told Sunday World