Mome on her wellness journey, being a mother and dealing with in-laws

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Mome Mahlangu opened about stepping into wellness and helping feel confident again through her Moringa products.
Mome Mahlangu opened about stepping into wellness and helping feel confident again through her Moringa products.
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She's got a reality show, she's making a killing with her clothing and wellness products while raising three kids.

It seems nothing can get in the way of her success.

Mome Mahlangu (37) is a businesswoman and wellness fanatic who believes that women should prioritise their emotional and physical wellbeing.

She started off in the industry as a stylist and was part of a team of creatives called Cream Cartel and is now in the frontlines of the entertainment industry. 

She and her husband Tol Ass Mo have a family reality show called MoLove that follows their daily lives.

“It has been quite a journey. I am where I wanted to be. I love helping people, I love what I do. My wellness journey started with me almost losing my life for me to understand the importance of wellness. I have always been a fitness fanatic, your health is an overall look at your mind, body and soul.”

Mome says after going through a period of depression and suffering miscarriages, she had to go for therapy. She is grateful that she has conquered all the adversity she was faced with.

“When I had my last daughter, I ended up in the ICU 10 days after she was born. It was the scariest thing of my life and for my family because I have always been the healthy one who prioritised gym. I'm the health freak and yet I was fighting for my life during that time. There was a time where the doctors asked my husband if they should switch off the machine because they thought I wasn't making any progress.”

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During her stay in the hospital, she had blood clots in her brain and water in her chest. She also had suffered a stroke on her left side.

“I decided that I was going to make a change in my life and move forward. I started going for physiotherapy and I chose to live my life to the fullest and get other women to get on this journey with me. I also decided to go for therapy because I knew if I don’t do it for myself, my family was not going to be happy.”

She started her own clothing line and wellness product range called Moringa that has helped women transform their lives. She has hired over 30 women in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

“I have been in the industry for 15 years and everything has moved fast. Wellness is a calling for me, I deal with broken women every single day. Women who are having challenges in their marriages because their husbands look at them differently because of the transition of their bodies after having babies. I have created products that help them take care of their bodies better and feel better. Moringa is a natural product and women have been giving back positive feedback.”

Mome has created a platform through her social media that allows women to share their stories, especially the stories of being ill-treated by their in-laws. As someone who has had challenges with her in-laws in the past, she says she is able to offer women the support that they need.

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“I have experienced so many of the things that women share, like not being liked by your in-laws and at first I thought if I spoke about it people would think that I’m crazy. Even on my family reality show I was asked to talk about it because it creates fear in women that can lead to depression. Some women are scared their marriage will end. I am grateful that Mo and I have a very open relationship and we share our opinions, and he has encouraged me to speak about it. If I can use my voice to help women, why not?”

She is a mother of three, a teenage son, Teekay, from her husband’s previous relationship and two daughters Khumo and Teamo. Her children have bubbly personalities and they do not shy away from expressing themselves.

“I want my children to learn love and kindness. Not all children experience love and kindness. I tell my children to be kind because there are children who don't go home to loving parents, I teach them the importance of family and I work to make sure that one feels left out.”

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