What celebs want for Christmas

Bonang Matheba
Bonang Matheba

“I would love nothing more than to tend to my garden and just feel shut off from the world,” she says.

“This has been one hell of a year and one huge blessing.

“All I want to do is give thanks and spend time with my loved ones, who hardly see me because of my demanding career,” she explains.

Matheba says she will be giving one thing that her family wants most from her – her time – and will switch off from being “Queen B”.

The best gift she has ever received was a special embroidered pillow from her mother. “It is very sentimental,” she says, “because of the words she imparted when giving it to me.

“The pillow brings me close to her wherever I am and at times when I feel overwhelmed.”

Tim Tebeila

One would expect a man like Tebeila to want an expensive German machine for Christmas.

But all he wants is a modest, red, French hatchback, a Citroën DS3.

Tebeila, the chief executive of Limpopo mining and energy company Sekoko Resources, says it has been his dream to own this car for more than three years.

Although he owns big cars, such as a Mercedes-Benz S65, he says this one is his favourite small car.

“At some point, I wanted my staff to give it to me as a birthday gift, but it never happened,” he says.

Last year, the mining magnate wanted a helicopter with a twin engine for Christmas.

But this year, he is going modest. He has also opted to spend Christmas with orphans and the elderly from his hometown in Sekhukhune, Limpopo.

“This Christmas I will be giving gifts to all orphans.

“I love Christmas because it is the time I can give back and give my family all my undivided attention,” he adds.

Nomzamo Mbatha

Actress Mbatha’s wish is to get her signature perfume, Creed’s Fleurs de Bulgarie.

The fragrance, which costs about R4 600 for a 75ml bottle, is not available in South Africa.

Although Mbatha says she is not lucky when it comes to receiving gifts, she will spoil her brothers, nephews and nieces this Christmas by buying them clothes because, “in Durban, dressing up for Christmas is a big thing”.

“So I am in trouble! I will be getting the adults some sentimental stuff,”
she says.

T-Bo Touch

Metro FM DJ “T-Bo Touch” Molefe would like something money cannot buy: waking up next to his two sons.

“I want to wake up next to my twin boys, Ruri and Zuri, somewhere above the equator in the middle of the world,” he says.

This year, Molefe gave early Christmas presents when he donated 9 000 schoolbags filled with stationery and groceries for children in Diepsloot.

“This was my way of giving back to the community. Children are close to my heart,” he says.

Although he appreciates the finer things in life, he says the best thing he has ever received is “peace of mind”.

“A Ferrari can come and go – generally, anything in life can come and go – but there is no price tag you can put on peace of mind.

“It is the most invaluable and intangible gift one can receive,” he says.

Black Coffee

Award-winning record producer and DJ “Black Coffee” Maphumulo’s biggest wish this Christmas is to spend time with his family.

“I travel a lot for my work and I do not want much for Christmas this year,” he says.

“All I want is to spend enough time with family.”

Although he still has no idea what presents to give, he is definitely buying a special gift for his wife’s grandmother.

Nhlanhla Nciza

Nciza, Mafikizolo’s lead singer, says her Christmas wish this year is not to work on Christmas Day and, instead, spend a normal Christmas with her family.

“For the past years I have been working on Christmas Day and this time I just want to do nothing,” she says.

She plans to spoil her loved ones, especially her two sons, by buying them all they wish for.

The best Christmas gift she has received was on Christmas Eve, when her husband proposed to her a few years ago.

“That is a day I will never forget,” she says.

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