This is why Hle and Rorisang are friendship goals

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Rorisang Thandekiso and Hlengiwe Ntombela sharing a fun moment by the pool.
Rorisang Thandekiso and Hlengiwe Ntombela sharing a fun moment by the pool.

It's effortless. That’s the sense you get from watching the beautiful friendship and sisterhood between Rorisang Thandekiso and her BFF Hle Ntombela.

They are serving serious #friendshipgoals.

We catch up with the pair on the International Day of Friendship to find out just what makes them tick. 

They can't seem to agree on how they got to be friends. They both have different versions of the story. On one hand, Rori says Hle blue ticked her in the DMs and Hle says Rori was the MC of every industry gig and she noticed her and invited her to her show.

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The death of TV presenter, producer and actor Akhumzi Jezile brought them closer in April 2018.

“I was moved by how she MC’d Akhumzi’s funeral,” Hle says.

After that, they found their way to each other.

While they do not agree on their story, when they say Christ is the centre of their friendship, they say it with one voice.

“We are individually yearning for Christ and not being pulled by the other. It makes it easy to then go to the Lord together. We have had our own personal hardships on completely different ends of the spectrum, but we find love, strength and kindness in each other.

“There is just so much honesty, laughter and freedom to be ourselves that we are able to just be. I think between 6am and 9am everyday is the peak of our chat time,” Rori says.

In that time, they chat about their plans for the day but also scripture.

Amongst others things, Rori says they have found that one of the misconceptions about Christians, is that they are boring.

“It is the weirdest thing. The church has this picture of what a good Christian woman should look like, in her proper fitting pencil skirt. So when people see us just being us they say things like ‘Oh you are such cool Christians’ and I’m like as opposed to what?

“It's as if being Christian means you cannot be with it. You can’t be work, you can’t have a certain style, can’t wear bikinis or shorts. We just want to denounce such ideas. Who Christ sets free is truly free indeed, so we are living in that freedom,” Rori says.

Rori is always talking and Hle is always singing.

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In their fun social media posts, they do the things that typical church girls do and ‘play church’. They have a video where a Zulu Hle prays in Sesotho and Rori interprets the prayer in IsiZulu.

Rori says more than 60% of the craziness in their friendship is instigated by her.

“Also, we are just figuring things out too,” Hle says. “There is no formula or any perfection to us."

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