Meet The Queens of Mzansi

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The Queens of Mzansi.
The Queens of Mzansi.
Photo: SABC1
  • SABC1 has a brand-new reality show featuring five strong black women.
  • The Queens of Mzansi will follow the cast as they juggle life, love and everything else.
  • Meet the 5 queens here.

SABC1 has a brand-new reality show, The Queens of Mzansi, which will premiere on Monday, 15 August at 21:00.

"Like most South African women, The Queens of Mzansi face hardships from gender-based violence, divorce, financial difficulties, and being widowed. That is what makes them Queens…they all had a rebirth and have found their voices and crowns again," reads a press release from the channel.

According to the statement, viewers will get a front-row seat into their lives and what it 'means to be a modern-day South African woman' while balancing friendship, romantic relationships, being single moms and managing their businesses.

Meet the queens here:

Samkelisiwe (Samke) Mhlongo

The 35-year-old is a divorced mother of two from KwaZulu-Natal.

Samkelisiwe (Samke) Mhlongo.
Samkelisiwe (Samke) Mhlongo.

Lucky Mthembu

Miss SA Teen 2009, and a mother to a 2-year-old, Lucky was engaged to someone with a personality disorder. Their relationship ended in 2015 after she was severely brutally assaulted.

Lucky Mthembu.
Lucky Mthembu.

Paloma (Lolo) Mlunjwana

The 35-year-old hails from Zimbabwe. She met her first "sugar daddy" on a website, who was a multi-millionaire, and he helped her elevate her life.

Paloma (Lolo) Mlunjwana.
Paloma (Lolo) Mlunjwana.

Siphelele Petunia Makhanya

The 38-year-old widow is from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal and is the mother to an 8-year-old daughter.

Siphelele Petunia Makhanya.
Siphelele Petunia Makhanya.

Ntombifuthi Mthembu

The 40-year-old businesswoman is a mother of two boys aged 18 and 8. She is the founder of ArmsNelly construction, a company she named after her parents. At 24, she divorced her first husband and diversified her portfolio by investing in property in Dubai.

Ntombifuthi Mthembu.
Ntombifuthi Mthembu.

Watch The Queens of Mzansi on SABC1 from Monday, 15 August.


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