Phindile Gwala on what true love feels like

Phindile Gwala
Phindile Gwala

FORMER Muvhango actress, Phindile Gwala, is head over heels in love with her Congolese model husband, Armando Ngandu. It wasn’t love at first sight. The actress was in a bad space when they first met in a parking lot but love caught up with her on their first official date.


The entrepreneur first bumped into her partner at a parking spot. She says at the time, her mind was preoccupied and she didn’t have any interest. It took a month before Armando got his hands on the beauty’s number through a mutual friend. The two started communicating and still Phindile wasn’t sure about being with him. Things changed on their first meeting. The bubbly personality says immediately when she set her eyes on him, she knew he was the man for her. “When we met at the parking lot in Rosebank, my mind was so preoccupied that I couldn’t even notice his features. But on the first date I knew he was the one. He was so handsome, smart, romantic and caring. Trust me, he hasn’t changed a single bit,” she tells Move! A smitten Phindile labels her man as a full package. She says he is everything she wants in a man. Her husband has brought a positive view to Phindile’s life, he encouraged her to use her business management qualification and venture into business with him. The couple currently co-own a business called Lotha’s Car Wash and Shisanyama.


The bubbly personality recently starred in a film titled Finding Love, a romantic comedy which Phindile describes as a love thrill. The movie communicates a diverse message of finding and falling in love. The actress stars as Lindiwe Ncube, a hustler who uses her beauty to have men begging for her attention. Phindile plays alongside Celeste Ntuli, Trevor Gumbi and Lilian Dube. She says she enjoyed being part of the strange love story film and playing side by side with talented people. Waking up in the morning and chasing her aspirations gives Phindile satisfaction. She says being a famous mother who also happens to be in business doesn’t rob her of being a mother. Her secret to beautifully executing all her roles is time management. The mother of one explains that she mindfully distributes the 24 hours she gets every day wisely. “Successful people don’t have more time than others. We all have 24 hours to a day. It’s just a matter of making time for your priorities and investing your sleeping hours to what is important to you,” she says.

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